Italian sculptor and designer marcantonio raimondi malerba.
Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba was born in 1976 in Massalombarda, Italy. He attended the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts.
Just graduated he begins to work in the theater scene and collaborating with architects on projects. Soon he begins to create unique pieces of design in parallel with a production of art, but step by step the two careers are beginning to become contaminated. So its design is enriched with artistic concepts. For over 10 years he worked for private or local public realizes. Connections between Man and Nature are his favourite theme; interpreting both dynamics and beauties of nature; showing the Man’s attitude affecting the original. He loves thinking about his work as a direct continuation of what he used to do when he was a child, playing with everything he finds, and create what his mind imagined. Actually ,looking for the aesthetic component and concept, takes ideas from the same sources he created while playing, daydreaming with everything normally surrounds him. He learned from Art how an idea could be elegant, that’s why he’s always looking for pure concepts and summary.
WHAT A BOAR (BOAR WITH LAMPS) ENG After the success of the “Monkey Lamp” and “Mouse Lamp”, I decided to free my love for animals and create a self-produced collection of exclusive pieces. My passion for sculpture pushed me to look for more artistic, plastic subjects in order to better express the desire to use hands. My desire was to make large sculptures. WHAT A BOAR! The bored Boar who destroyed a brass chandelier and still squeezes the pieces between the teeth.
After the success of the “Monkey Lamp” and “Mouse Lamp”, I decided to free my love for animals and create a self-produced collection of exclusive pieces. My passion for sculpture pushed me to look for more artistic, plastic subjects in order to better express the desire to use hands. 5 MINUTES ALONE… never leave a Jack Russel alone for 5 minutes because he disassemble the furniture! I wanted to add to my sculptures these antique chandeliers to make them more exclusive and special, both for the brass components value and for the difficulty of the sculpture process that must be entirely done by hand around the piece of the chandelier. To make the composition even more magical I left the electric cable as if it were torn, as if the animal had broken the piece recently, but the light is still on. The sculptures were made with my hands with the techniques of classical sculpture, first in clay then molded and finally reproduced and retouched. Dimensions LxWxH: 30x47x37 cm
BEFORE THE BEGINNING (YOUNG BOY WITH CHANDELIER) ENG I created “Before the Beginning” the child holding a small “Maria Teresa” style chandelier in his hands. I consider it the most conceptual and intimate work of art I present. The child carefully observes the reflections and the game of the crystals as a scientist studies the changing matter, as an artist observes reality and to understand it transforms it. Like the Child I lose myself in the parallels that I find between the shape of the chandelier and the idea of an atom, a cell, the drops, water, life, birth, as if the child were holding up a small universe, a micro big-bang that contains itself and its origins, but also the origins of this poem, his one, which is born at this moment, before the beginning. The sculpture was made with my hands with the techniques of classical sculpture, first in clay then molded and finally reproduced and retouched.
MONKEY LAMPS – ENG (SELETTI) Made of resin and finished by hand, the Monkey Lamps depict a monkey in three different positions, exploring the environment while clutching a LED bulb: a new and alternative way of conceiving lighting. Monkeys are very reminiscent of men: that’s why I have often proposed them in my sculptural works. In the version for Seletti, they sneak into our house: I like to think they are stealing those bulbs, which are not at all to our service
“I never give up irony; irony is a serious matter. If a good idea is even fun, I cannot resist to realize it”
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