In a time of chaos and constant uncertainty, Mino Gabellieri’s (1944) sculpture touches the core of the human soul. His lifelong research celebrates humanity, femininity in particular, engaging with the key themes of motherhood and regeneration, body transformation, suffering, regrets, and hope.
Gabellieri’s work originates from the sculptural tradition and Impressionist aesthetics of the late 19th century, and it draws inspiration from such masters as Rodin, Medardo Rosso, and Arturo Martini. Moreover, his poetics of the unfinished also reaches to the beginnings of art, to the fertility representations of the Neolithic period, encompassing forms between the figurative and the abstract, now rounded, soft and well-polished, now barely hinted at with their rough surfaces. Purposely presenting the traces of time passed, the original shapes of the stones are molded to represent the outline of entwined lovers, enigmatic faces and voluminous bodies.