Day 308/365 of Steel – Mauro Staccioli

Mauro Staccioli (11 February 1937 – 1 January 2018) was an Italian sculptor. At the end of the 1960s, Staccioli decided to dedicate himself to sculpture. Since the beginning of the 1970s, he has chosen urban environment and, with sculpture, tries to give answers to social questions.

Belgium - Louvain-la-Neuve - IBA - Mauro Staccioli - Ringeau
Fig 1: Belgium – Louvain-la-Neuve – IBA – Mauro Staccioli – Ringeau
Photo: EmDee

His linguistic choice is characterized by the coherence, the essential shapes and by the perfect adherence to the setting where he realize his “sculpture-intervention”. He proceeds in a very rigorous way, studying the history and characteristics of the places where he is called to work. With his sculptures he marks the place, transforming the usual perception of the people who come across them.

(Triangle on point) work by Mauro Staccioli at Tournay-Solvay park in Brussels
Fig 2: (Triangle on point) work by Mauro Staccioli at Tournay-Solvay park in Brussels
Photo: Varech

The poetry of a sculpture that is outside the usual museum spaces and that synthesizes with essential forms all the love that a man, before being an artist, can feel toward the places that saw him born, take his first steps and grow up is unique, also because of the atmosphere that is created around each work: one is alone in front of these large forms, all around is the land, the hills, the landscape with vast panoramas over which the gaze is lost and on which a pleasant breath of dry wind blows.

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Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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