''It is fascinating how the elements have shaped [the marble] in its biological history … mine is a simple intervention inspired by this and other stones'' - Domenico Ludovico
Inspired by the ongoing relationship between creativity and the sculptural act of transformation, Domenico Ludovico deftly conjures up emotions, memories and dreams through his tactile mastery of raw organic material – be it the purity of Tuscan marble or heavy orphan stone.
Ludovico is interested in this process of discovery. Through his powerful and impeccably skilled technique he moulds, remodels and experiments, allowing emotive and existential figures to emerge from the material. The artist works with and against the rock to capture and take hold of the intrinsic forms that each one infers, giving status to an initial suggestion.
Working among the quarries favoured by Michelangelo, Ludovico's works are based on an art historical conversation between the past and the present, deploying both traditional methods and state of the art technology to convey timeless experiences.
Domenico Ludovico (1982, Acquaviva Delle Fonti, Bari, Italy) lives and works in the mountainous Italian region of Garfagnana, within the Tuscan province of Lucca. Noted for his expertise in stone carving Ludovico has – since graduation from the Academy of Fine Art in Carrara, a city famed for its marble - continuously collaborated with some of the most prestigious art galleries and artist studios in the world. His precious pieces were recently exhibited at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London and at Art Basel - Scope Miami art fair and they are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Potenza, Italy.
The artist is also available to undertake commissions; please contact us for further information.
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