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SANDRO LORENZINI

Address: Via Bartoli, 17r 17100 Savona
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History
Sandro Lorenzini was born in Savona in 1948.
He studied scenography at the Brera Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and up to 1975 he worked as a scenographer in the theatrical field, mostly in Milan. He left this work to devote himself entirely to sculpting, choosing ceramics as his main expressive form because he recognised its special characteristics of pliability and expressivity.
In 1984 and 1986 he was invited to the United States by Peter Voulkos to hold ceramics courses at the University of Berkeley, at the San Josè State University and at the California State University and with each of these, he has maintained a relationship of collaboration.
His long experience in the world of the theatre cannot help but influence his work on ceramics. In fact, his simple, archaic figures with their strongly symbolic features, were planned like subjects in a global stage-setting where everything comes together; the performance itself, the play on lights, the natural or artificial surroundings and the last spectator.
From 1986 he experimented with the installation of large ceramic sculptures in architectonic areas with strong historical features, working on specific themes: Percorsi in Savona (1986); La Casa di Asterione in Padova (1991); La Casa Del Re in Caserta (1996); Dal Disperato al Sublime in Faenza (1999) and Lo Spazio ritrovato in Roccavignale (2000).
He had an intense period of exhibiting during the eighties, first of all in Italy and later in the United States, in Europe (France and Germany) and in Asia (China and Japan).
Regarding his public commissions in Savona, the following are worthy of mention: “Prometeo” in 1989, “Conflittualità” in 1998, the series of church windows for the Sacred Heart Church, “La Creazione” and “La Genesi” and then “La Genesi”, “L’Apocalisse” and “La Redenzione” for the Church of San Filippo Neri, all done between 1998 and 2003. For the Cathedral of San Josè in the United States, in 1990 he made two linear sculptures “Gesù e Giuseppe” (“Jesus and Joseph”) and “Chiara d’Assissi” (“Claire of Assissi”). In China in 2003, in Foshan, he created “Harmony Pendulum”; in 2007, “La Fontana delle ore”, a fountain in Loano.
He has taken part in numerable personal and joint exhibitions in Art Galleries in Italy (Genoa, Savona, Albissola, Padova, Bologna and Caserta) and abroad (San Francisco, San José, Baden-Baden and Kyoto).
He has been awarded prizes in Vallauris (1978), in Faenza (1981), Santo Stefano di Camastra (1992), Mino in Japan (1998 and 2002), Cairo in Egypt (2002).
He has been responsable for the planning and artistic management of important exhibitions in the region, “Ceramica nel Nuovo Mondo” - Savona 1990, “Cinquanta ceramisti italiani per Mostrar” - Savona 1995, “Il Porto degli Artisti” - Savona 2001, “Arte lungo il Mare” – Varazze 2002-2003 and also in the international field.


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