” Vero artista, da pittore a scultore attentissimo ai modi e alle forme
Dall’arte Egli non segue mai le ombre Altrui ed è così originale
Che svuota il marmo rendendolo cavo,
Come se fosse immateriale.
E’ bravo Abele – e la sua fama sale e sale”
MARBLE , GOLD, BORNZE AND TERRACOTTA’S SCULPTURES. PAINTING WITH METAL OXIDES, GOLD AND SILVER
The Italian artistic traditions
Abele is an Italian sculptor and painter. Winner of an Academic Chair, he devoted himself from an early age to marble art. He attained from the ancient Masters, the classical abilities and techniques of the Old Continent.
He works for a national and an international public. He exploits with great virtuosity the characteristics of the materials and uses science to build machines and technologies that help him to foster his creativity and bring with manual ability the subject matter to an extreme lightness and transparency.
He carefully studies the shape of things. Behind his philosophy lay hidden metaphysical, oneiric themes and different symbology.
He believes in the “Job” of the artist. Even if his art is contemporary, he implements Renaissance methods, and he is obsessed by transfiguration from the real.
In the painting series of reflections “Reflex”, born from alchemical studies and from scientific research (painted on velvet silk with the dust of gold, silver, and precious metals that he preserves when he works on his jewels models) he experiments with a new technique like a new expression of art. In his artworks, the observer is individually invited to explore the painting, which changes with the light in a multiplicity of facets. The photography and the videos never give the real idea of this unique collection that can be seen only from the human eyes.
Dreamlike and metaphysical, visible and invisible, matter and antimatter are some themes.
One of the recurring themes is the feather: symbol of our time, tacit and silent announces the fragility of our state, is a mirror of an evolved and fragile human personality. Symbol of the ‘Carpe Diem’, that sums up the importance of the concept of the flow of the ‘time’ that changes our fate. The research on shape, space and time, is very important for the artist and brings him close to the most recent scientific history from the theory of relativity to the discoveries in astrophysics.
“Abele Vadacca, class 1964, student of Floriano Bodini of Tuscany, is immensely fond of Carrara for motives not difficult to be understood. The marble is his preferred material, and on the Apuanes he has met and known colleagues of the caliber of Giacomo Manzù and Henry Moore. Of the latter, he still remembers the humility of an artisan teacher that characterized him. Known to the public for certain mastodontic artworks, he is also dedicated to small and peculiar forms of nature – shells, etc.- .
Of course, you will look in vain among the works of Abele for direct references to Moore, or other teachers, because his aesthetical character is so personal. Look on his website for all the variations on the already mentioned topic of the feather. Look at his monumental artworks, like the beautiful Maternità. Or to his pictorial works in which every time seems to give in to the temptation to leave the figurative, but at least the dive into the figurative remains faithful, not without giving new shape to its forms that result in completely new interpretations.” Paolo Marini Journalist
“After conquering Paris under the sign of the poet and aviator Gabriele D’Annunzio, now it is the turn of the heart of the city. The sculptor and painter of Valmadrera is now in all respect “bellagino” ( citizen of Bellagio, Lake Como ). Abele Vadacca is the protagonist in London with an important presence in the collective “Christmas Collective” important exhibition of international artists. At gallery Different in Percy Street “ Lorenzo Morandotti Giornalista – Il Corriere di Como
“…he leads us to Abele Vadacca, born in 1964, the artist who knows how to make marble lighter than a feather”Paolo Artemi Giornalista – Itinerari moto auto
“On 6 April will be inaugurated the marble sculpture dedicated to Duke Tommaso Fulco Gallarati Scotti, made by master Abele Vadacca according to the classical tradition. The portrait of the Duke will be added to the precious permanent collection of works by Comolli, Canonica, Albertolli and Villoresi” Qui Como
“Venice before and Carrara after, and for long were the first and principal cities for the young Vadacca, who already before leaving 25 years ago, in his house in Calimera ( Puglia ), were he was born, he thought of himself as an alchemist, dominated by demons and goblins, and a solitary warrior of a new Renaissance.” Antonio Verri Giornalista- Bpp
Abele Vadacca is currently in charge of the restoration of the Cathedral of Milan. He is famous nationally and internationally for public and private artworks. Last year he worked on the marble portrait of Duke Fulco Tommaso Gallarati Scotti, exhibited in the prestigious gardens of Villa Melzi. My Lake Como
“The fire devastated the Cathedral in Paris: we asked the restorer of the spires of the Cathedral of Milan how it can be rebuilt. “ Monica Coviello Giornalista- Vanity Fair
“Veder plasmare la materia ha sempre un che di magico. Assistere alla trasformazione di un passaggio di corrente nei nostri neuroni in un oggetto che ha una forma e un significato ci dà tutto il senso di cosa vuol dire avere una storia evolutiva di tre miliardi e mezzo di anni dietro le nostre spalle. Ciao Abele e complimenti.”
” Suggestioni d’immagini passate, sedimentate in grumi di pietra, progressioni di bellezza rinnovata in onde di luce: il tempo fù che è. Dialogo semplice di echi di canto, arabeschi di piuma ‘’
“Parlo di tempo e di pietre e tuttavia è agli uomini che penso. Perché, sono essi la vera materia del tempo, la pietra superiore e quella inferiore unite insieme, la goccia interna, che è sangue e anche sudore
IL VIRTUOSISMO TECNICO
“…Questa percezione dell’importanza del dettaglio strutturale si ravvisa nella produzione scultorea di Abele Vadacca, che attira e attrae lo sguardo, catalizzandolo proprio verso il laborioso e virtuoso lavoro certosino, compiuto dall’artista verso il particolare. Lo spettatore da subito viene stimolato ad entrare in essa, per capirla e per coglierne l’umana condizione…”
FONTANA DELLE TRADIZIONI LEZZENESI
“…Acqua, pietra, aria, luce. Elementi primordiali chiamati a dialogare poeticamente sul Lago di Como. Breva e Tivano, i due venti del Lario, hanno ispirato le mani dello scultore Abele Vadacca per la realizzazione de La fontana delle tradizioni lezzenesi…”
“…La riflessione di Vadacca si orienta sul piano della metafora esistenziale, sullo scorrere e trascorrere del tempo, sulla continua trasformazione dell’essere nell’eterno divenire…”
“Entrate in queste opere, non chiedono altro. E siatene degni…”
“In un blocco di marmo, come un pezzo di cielo, scolpendo e creando le emozioni del volo”
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