Whimsical ceramic sculpture artist, Andrea Bucci narrates his artistic influences and style.
Andrea Bucci is an Italian whimsical ceramic sculpture artist. He was born in 1966 in Viareggio, Tuscany where he currently lives and works. His fascination with art started as a toddler when he realized he could entertain himself spending several hours staring at the clouds while creating images and shapes from his vivid imagination.
Aside from his imagination, he possesses skills of creation evident from his most fantastic architecture to otherwordly landscapes.
Art has always been a part of him. Although he never attended art school, he grew up with an artistic father who played a vital role in his growth as an artist.
Life of a Self-Taught Whimsical Ceramic Sculpture Artist
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His father’s influence
Andrea spent a major part of his childhood accompanying his father, who was a painter, to his countless exhibitions around Italy which allowed him to experience the cultural richness of different types of architecture and the arts.
Andrea was also privileged to visit museums and churches containing much of the world’s art heritage. These activities opened his mind to the endless possibilities in the world of art. As he continues to advance as an artist, his encounters with several art lovers have contributed to his artistry.
His passion for cuisine also plays a huge role in his creative process. In his words, Andrea says, “I am very passionate about cooking. It is a creative activity that involves and stimulates a complex group of senses other than just sight.”
Expectations and legacy
Andrea Bucci says, “I would like to be remembered as an independent and genuine artist who stood outside the mainstream of the contemporary art market and spoke directly to people with a message of beauty, peace, and love.”
Whimsical ceramic sculpture collections
Andrea’s first foreign exhibition was held in the year 2000 in Montreal, Canada. Since then, he has exhibited in the United States and Northern Europe with public and private collections in several countries.
Awards and achievements
In 2008, Andrea entered and won his first public art competition in Olso, Norway, held by the Selvaag Gruppen for their Peer Gynt Competition.
In 2011, he won the China MTLE international city public art exhibition for a two-meter bronze.
Ongoing whimsical ceramic sculpture projects
Andrea Bucci says, “I just finished a piece inspired by the chess game and the horse subject. Also, I am finishing a piece inspired by the Nymph mythology, a minor female nature deity in Greek folklore. Other than this, I am getting ready for the upcoming opening of my art gallery in Lucca after the last lockdown and hoping the tourist season will bring many art lovers.”
To see Andrea’s latest sculptures, visit Saatchi Art >
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