29 March 2020

by st-Art

The Sculptural Canvases of Silvio Vancini

This article was originally published on Hue & Eye.

About Silvio Vancini

Silvio Vancini (b. 1990) is a young Italian artist born in Vimercate (Monza, Italy). As a child, he used to create characters out of paper and other materials, memories he later considered a starting point in his career. Later in life, Silvio has always been supported by his parents to choose a creative path. They even motivated him to enroll at a renowned Italian art high school, the Liceo Artistico di Brera in Milan. After successfully completing his studies, Silvio was surer than ever of his passion for art. Without a shadow of a doubt, he went on to enroll in Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. Here he immersed himself in the eclectic environment, technical knowledge and mentorship available. Silvo began to explore a new discipline, sculpture. His curiosity and search for a different depiction of shape and space through sculpture led him to discover a style that would define him in his later works. To Silvio, art is a need, a feeling he never doubted and always knew was deeply rooted inside of him.

About Silvio’s Technique

Since drawing was his primordial discipline, Silvio keeps loyal to it by maintaining drawing as the starting point to his primary artistic process. While the final art pieces are non-representational, Silvo continues to translate his initial inspiration into a sketch. He considers these drawing as an opening to his artistic flow, a notebook for his emotional needs and thoughts. Silvio proceeds by excluding the superfluous drawings to finally end up with a distilled version he will then turn into his final art piece. Its a workflow he would summarise into five main steps: inspiration, drawing, choice, assembly, and signature. To better communicate his vision, Silvio attempts to reshape an emotion that initially moved him by giving it architectural meaning. He considers his canvases as objects, a conversation between the art piece and the spatial field. The few elements and colors Silvio chooses to contribute to building a minimal composition of significant parts. Throughout the years he decided to keep out any redundant reference to figures and colors, as he considers them unnecessary to his purpose of giving the central roles to shape and space.

An ultimate component of his art flow is the viewer. Silvio gets inspired by how people react to his work and finds this essential to his growth as an artist by pushing himself to intensify public exhibitions experiences of his art.

To view more of Silvio Vancini artworks, please go here.

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