” 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
Is an Italian sculptor and painter, he won an Academic Chair, he devoted himself at an early age to the marble sculpture: he get from the old Masters, the typical abilities and techniques of the Old Continent. He work for national and international public. It exploits with great virtuosity the characteristic of the materials, using science to build machine and technologies that helping him to explore his creativity; bring with the manual ability the matter to an extreme lightness and transparency.
He study with attention the shape. Behind is philosophy are hidden metaphysical, oneiric themes and different symbologies.
He believe in the ” Job ” of the artist, in his art even if is contemporary he use Renaissance methods, 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 dusts of gold, silver and precious metals that he preserves when he work on his jewels sculptures) he experiment a new technique like new expression of art. In his artworks, the observer, is individually invited to exploring the painting, that change with the light in a multiplicity of facets. The photography and the videos never give the real idea of these unique collection that can be see only form the human eyes.
Dreamlike and metaphysical, visible and invisble, 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 change our fate. The research on shape, space and time, is very important for the artist and bings him close to the most recent scientific history from ‘theory of relativity’ to the discoveries in astrophysics.
“Abele Vadacca, class 1964, student of Floriano Bodini, of Tuscany he best know Carrara, for not difficult motives 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 this last he still remembers the humility from artisan teacher that characterized him, united to the attention for the small and little forms of the nature – shells, ecc.- him that is known to the public for certain mastodontic artworks.
Of course, you will look for in vain naturally among the works of Abele direct references to Moore, or to other teachers, because its aesthetical run is absolutely personal. Look, on his web site, 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 dive to the figurative remains faithful, not without giving new shape to its forms that results 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 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, e per molto,were the first and fundamental cities for the young Vadacca who already before leaving 25 years ago, in his house in Calimera ( Puglia ), were he is born, he thought of himself as an alchemist, dominated by demons and goblins, to a solitary warrior of a new Renaissance.” Antonio Verri Giornalista- Bpp
Abele Vadacca is currently in charge of the restoration of the Dome of Milan, 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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