Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Lorenzo Vignoli
Dove Vado - hand carved figurative Carrara marble sculpture

2004

$44,400

About

striking hand carved Carrara marble sculpture by contemporary Italian sculptor Lorenzo Vignoli, incorporating classical references and contemporary Mediterranean influences DOVE VADO (Where I Go) by Lorenzo Vignoli (2004) hand carved Carrara marble 55" H x 39" W x 19.5" D 140cm H x 100cm W x 50cm D Lorenzo Vignoli studied Painting at Central Saint Martin's School of Art in London and Urban Landscape & Figure Drawing at Art Institute of Chicago before embarking on years of formative travels, gathering creative inspirations in far flung places like Ruanda, Israel, Bosnia and Brazil. Returning to his home town of Carrara, he continuously adds captivating sculptures to a large scale body of work, while occasionally collaborating on artwork commissions for various international artists, including a modern marble monument for the Cathedral of Milano. Lorenzo Vignoli's sculptures are evocative of classical forms as much as they are influenced by modern abstract art. Additional detail photographs and 360° video of "Dove Vado" and other Lorenzo Vignoli sculptures available upon request. Excerpt from Lorenzo Vignoli artist statement: The aesthetic economy of today's world causes a redefinition of beauty that is both cumbersome and uncomfortable. Understood not as a temporary assertion prone like all things, a "cupio dissolvi", but rather as the presumption of duration of the residual portion of provocation and of meaning. The instinctive choice of marble, a traditional material par excellence, contributed greatly in narrowing the focus of work by Lorenzo Vignoli; for Vignoli the search for a dialogue and relationship with the material is first and foremost. A sculptor is not a spectator, and the gradual emergence of the work is akin to performance art in which "recognition" and expression are two competing forces. Vignoli's is the synthesis of the school of Canova, which sees sculpture as a three- dimensional extension of the reduced plastic potential of drawing, and that of Michelangelo, which approaches material with a more open mind, with more questions than answers, trying to find images within the marble which mirror our ability to find something in reality that reflects us. Sculpture is never, except in a derogatory sense, mimesis or an imitation of our world. The amount of naturalism within an artist's production is measured by the awareness that, contrary to the act of painting, a creation ex nihilo, in this case we are dealing with forms trapped inside other forms. One of the characteristics of Vignoli's work is the quest for a type of "ecology of tension” toward the form, which seems to me a type of respect in the face of a too obvious and loud result, a step backward which preserves the triangulation of dialogue and intention between the piece itself, the artist, and the observer who might be able to capitalize on the sculptor's own creative intuitive reserve. But this is not merely an invitation to imaginatively finish the work, or to sand down the unfinished portion with our imagination. There's something different and bigger inside; a feeling of time which has to do with the idea that a specific relationship should not necessarily “end” with a definitive result, but rather as with all things human remain “open”. Excerpt from Lorenzo Vignoli catalog: "I was born in one of the valleys of the Apuan Alps. Since I was a small child I learned to respect the mountains and absorbed their profound meaning. My mother instilled in me the sensitivity I have for the beauty of these mountains. My Father taught me to respect them. After many years of research and study, traveling from country to country, I have realized how much these mountains meant to me. This is the reason I chose the marble from these mountains to manifest my view of life, and express my creativity. Like the roots of a tree, a sculpture is born from the earth. This forces me to look below the surface, beyond the exterior, into the layers of humus and fossils for the inspiration to realize my vision. I come from Pietrasanta and Carrara, which are historically the two largest centers for sculpture in Italy. Thanks to the sculpting tradition that is deeply settled in my territory, I had the chance to interact with marble, bronze, ceramics plastic, resins and wood, experimenting and exploring the world of materials and the volumes, from ancient tradition to contemporary design. I tried to grasp the sculpting tradition as a value and its essence through the centuries of transformation by the work of man trying to recover both part of a tradition, which is disappearing, as well as the contemporary elasticity, in its speed and in its ephemeral sensitivity. My interest lies in examining the encounter of these two aspects as the meeting point of different materials that prompts me to highlight this aspect, emphasizing the point of contact, a sharp line that divides the materials, a line that divides the world of the past from the one of the future like the gap which is growing larger and larger, splitting a unique essence. The goal of the project is to reflect on this clear separation between the past and the future which is growing vigorously, a clear-cut division between what was before and what is now in our relationship with the physicality of life. My attempt is a positive tolerance, an “atomic tolerance” I call it, between the atoms that make up the different materials, it’s a challenge for the future, it’s not only tolerance among the people but also tolerance towards the matter that people transform. The project consists in creating and studying the space of division, as in the “gap” between the various materials while creating initially a fractured fusion of the various elements which then are successively sculpted, modeled, ripped apart. I try to experience the maximum separation between the material elements, through linear or forced processes. My final goal is to structure a dialogue between the various pieces through their own partitions, thus creating the final result of a strong and homogenous effect. I’ve been working now for some time at dividing the elements; I started this project three years ago using materials that I was closely accustomed to such as marble, wood, bronze and ceramics, but I’d like to take advantage of this process to deal with the use of other materials, but faster, experimenting the instinctive gesture of the moment creating an actual installation." ____________________ Additional detail photographs and 360° video of "Dove Vado" sculpture are available upon request.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $1,850 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Via Montemagno 46, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in San Francisco, CA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2014
1stDibs seller since 2015
96 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Barn Owl- 21st Century Dutch marble sculpture of an owl
By Jaap Deelder
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Jaap Deelder has exhibited at the Bonnard gallery before. Art lovers, but also "bird watchers" were struck by their eyes. Deelder is also greatly admired by his colleagues. Several o...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

America Martin, Woman Seated-Powder Coated Steel-Amber, Figurative Sculpture
By America Martin
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
AMERICA MARTIN "Woman Seated" Powder Coated Steel in Burnt Amber on Carrara Marble Base Size: 19.5 x 11 x 4.5 Inches Edition: 1/1 JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present, Conne...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Steel

America Martin, Standing Figure-Figurative Sculpture-Green/Blue, Carrara Marble
By America Martin
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
An abstracted figurative sculpture by America Martin completed in steel. Powder coated in a green/blue finish. AMERICA MARTIN "Standing Figure" Powder Coated Steel in Green Blue on...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Steel

America Martin, In Stride-Figurative Steel Sculpture-Magenta, on Carrara Marble
By America Martin
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
An abstracted figurative sculpture by America Martin completed in steel. Powder coated in deep magenta finish. AMERICA MARTIN "In Stride" Powder Coated Steel in Deep Magenta on Car...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Steel

Surfboard - Med by KARTEL - unique handcarved marble sculpture -smooth finish
By KARTEL
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a gorgeous hand-carved black marble object. The marble is polished and with an amazing tactile feeling. The weight and the feeling of the smooth polished marble is the best. ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Marble

Two Embracing Figures
By Jose Zacarias
Located in Houston, TX
Light brown colored sculpture of two abstract figures embarrassing each other in an intimate manner. Marble has veins of darker brown tones with hints of cool grey colors. Artist s...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Thinking Figure of a Woman
By Jose Zacarias
Located in Houston, TX
Marble sculpture of a seated women in a thinking or contemplating posture. The marble is a light color with various natural veins of greens and browns. Artist signed and dated the sc...
Category

1880s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Women's Torso Abstract Marble Sculpture
By Goncalvez
Located in Houston, TX
Dark jade colored sculpture of a female's torso with a white triangle meant to be the pubic triangle. The figure appears to be in movement. It has veins of lighter toned stone throug...
Category

20th Century Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery