Antonio Saluzzi

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Born in Acerenza (near Potenza) Antonio Saluzzi comes from a family of craftsmen. He combines a passion for brass musical instruments and an immense love for bronze sculpture. He perfected the direct and indirect lost wax casting and other techniques in his Master’s workshop. Then, as a result of his endless experimentation, he mastered the antique sand casting technique. “My sculptures belong to fire, of which I am the respectful assistant at the foot of Mount Vulture”, he said. Indeed, stood out for his commemorative bronze works, for instance the medals commissioned by Italian institutions for the Qatar Ministry of Culture and the President of Honduras, the medal celebrating the two-millenary of Emperor Augustus for the Municipality of Turin (2014); the bronze goddess Enotria commissioned by the Regional Authorities of Basilicata and donated to the President of the Italian Republic in 2017. That same year he won the IVth Prize for Sculpture at the Florence Biennale, and the TIAC International Artist in Residency Award, China.
Admired for his technical mastery and attention to detail, Antonio Saluzzi takes inspiration from Christianity and myth of classical antiquity for his sculptures, which have symbolic meanings. Latest examples are Protection and Pomegranate, exhibited in ‘Contemporary Treasures on the 40th Parallel North’ at Yerevan, Armenia. He shares his passion as a teacher of Iconography at the Porta Coeli Study Centre for
Mediterranean Culture in Venosa.

Pomegranate

Bronze, lost-wax casting
10 x 14 cm
2018

Protection

Bronze, loxt-wax casting and limestone
19 x 19 cm
2018

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