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Gioni David Parra

Painter, sculptor

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Born in San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) 1962

Lives and works between Viareggio and Pietrasanta.

His research, based on stone, is refined over years of work and study aimed at the principles and potential of matter and light, leading to the development of a peculiar type of works, now internationally recognized, defined by the artist himself Bladelight, lame of light: stone, mainly marble in its chromatic and mineral declinations (but also: granite, onyx, quartzite) is in fact worked and translated into sharp sculptural elements that cut through space in height, rhythmic paradigms of abstract derivation that go to found a sculptural alphabet potentially extendable from the plastic object to the large monumental installation.

He collaborates with prestigious international galleries, including Cris Contini Contemporary London: here, in 2019, the artist held the solo show “The cutting of light”, curated by Francesca Boschieri. In Italy, among other recent exhibitions, mention should be made of: “Abit con se sé” at the Museum of the Abbey of Montecassino curated by Roberto Capitanio, with site-specific works (2020-2021); the double solo exhibition entitled “Beyond the matter” curated by Valerio Deh, at the Armanda Gori Gallery in Prato and in the Banca Mediolanum branch, again in Prato (2018). In 2020 he was selected by the critical committee of ArteJeans, a project aimed at gathering a nucleus of Italian and international artists to create works of art with jeans fabric in view of the establishment of a Museum-Archive of Jeans in Genoa: his work, exhibited at the Villa Croce Museum in Genoa on the occasion of the collective exhibition “ArteJeans. History of a myth in the plots of contemporary art ”, which has become part of the collection of the Civic Museums of the Ligurian capital. In the summer of 2021 a new solo show of the artist opens at Villa La Versiliana: it is entitled "The timbral seductions of sculpture", curated by Luciano Caprile and with the support of the Armanda Gori gallery: over fifty works that trace a first anthology of the research of Parra, where the minerality of sculpture blends with the levity of light and air, in an uninterrupted dialogue between space, time, matter and in the recognizable and unique sign of his language that combines the conceptual and minimalist reduction to physical lyricity and "Warm" of his Bladelights, constantly evolving.

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