Piazza della Biblioteca, Greve in Chianti
Mauro Staccioli [Volterra, 1937]
After an early period of experimentation with painting and engraving, he has been consistently dedicated to sculpture since the late 1960s, developing a language characterized by a pared-down geometry and the use of simple materials like iron and cement. From the beginning, his sculptural interventions have been placed in close relation with the place in which and for which they are realized. Staccioli experiments with and generates modeled signs or markers (walls, upside-down arches, rings, spheres…) inspired by careful observation of the space with which they dialogue, underlining its characteristics and altering the standard perception of it, stimulating questions and possible responses.