Paolo Staccioli

Paolo Staccioli

Born in 1943 in Scandicci near Florence, Paolo Staccioli continues to live and work in his hometown.

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Artworks

Tronco di donna con scritta

Ceramic sculpture

Dimensions: Height 70 cm - Width 26x17 cm
Year: 2017

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Busto di donna in ceramica e bronzo

Ceramic and bronze sculpture

Dimension: Height 62 cm - Width 22x16 cm
Year: 2017

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Guerriero in ceramica con scritte

Ceramic sculpture

Dimensions: Height 103 cm - Width 22x22 cm
Year: 2014

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Cavallo in bronzo su carro in ferro

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: height 120 - width 120

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Una palla con figure Grande

ceramic sculpture

Dimensions: Height 42 cm - Width 30x30 cm
Year: 2018

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Viaggiatore

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 18 cm - Height 103 cm
Year: 2013

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Viaggiatrice

Bronze

Dimensions: Width 18 cm - Height 100 cm
Year: 2014

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Guerriera con scudo

Bronze sculpture

Dimension: Height 178 - Width 40x30 cm
Year 2017

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Guerriero con scudo

Bronze sculpture

Dimension: Height 178 - Width 40x30 cm
Year : 2017

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Uomo seduto con palla

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 47x63 cm - Height 173 cm
Year: 2016

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Un centauro in bronzo

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Width 90x40 cm - Height 155 cm
Year: 2018

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Una bambina con cartella in ceramica bianca

Raku Ceramic

Dimensions: H98x23x23 cm

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Vaso cilindrico con viaggiatori

Raku ceramic

Dimensions: Height 47x24x24

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Bambino in ceramica

Raku ceramic

Dimensions: H98x23x23 cm

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Tronco di viaggiatore con palla

Raku ceramic

Dimensions: Height 53x23x30

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cavallo con angelo

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions : Height 150 cm - Width 130 x 40 cm Year : 2017

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Guerriera in Alluminio

Aluminum sculpture

Dimensions: Height 172 cm - Width 35 cm - Depth 35 cm

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Bagnante

Bronze sculpture

Dimensions: Height 172 cm - Width 35 cm - Depth 35 cm

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Uomo con palla in ceramica

Ceramic sculpture

Dimensions: Height 70 cm

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Angelo verde

Ceramic sculpture

Dimensions: Heigh 65 cm Width 21 cm - Depth 19 cm

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Paolo Staccioli Curriculum

Staccioli began painting as a teenager, and held his first solo exhibition in 1973. He worked in ceramics and terracotta bas-reliefs at the end of the 1980's, experimenting with glazes and oxygen-reduction firing, and moved on to lustres, employing clays oxides and salts, under the guidance of the master-craftsman Umberto Santandrea from Faenza. Staccioli eventually gave up painting altogether to focus on ceramic-based artwork, transferring his subjects to vases and other ceramic objects. During the 1990's, he began to experiment with plastic, producing interesting results.

To inaugurate the Museum Park of Poggio Valicaia in 2000, Staccioli molded a large horse ridden by a winged putto. He continues to work in his studio at Scandicci and Montelupo, molding figures of warriors, travelers on carts and boats, and, mosty recently, cardinals. His new figures are painted with lustres on ceramic objects and vases.

Staccioli is inspired by the Old Masters, and seeks to create a link between the ancient and traditional and his unique forms of expression. Though not formally trained in art, his natural skill and extraordinary imagination make him an outstanding self-taught painter, sculptor, and ceramist. For example, Staccioli includes classical fragments from Paolo Uccello's "La Bottiglia of San Romano" or objects from his childhood in his newly-constructed visual language, creating dream-like spaces and compositions.

This technical curiosity combined with creative vitality has led Staccioli to explore the expressive potential of ceramics, with its innate material malleability. He begins a piece by working with fragments rather than full forms, then deconstructs, molds, cuts, and re-arranges the fragments into shapes and spaces which reflect the imaginary forms that emerge from his soul and are completed by his treatment of the brush to give them even more dimension.

Staccioli's decisive strokes and delicate contrasts between opaque and bright tones define his "pulcinelle" (small hens), horses, dolls, or cherubini. He is able to create shadings which allow light to enter the dull material and create delicate effects of depth and atmosphere. The figures that appear to emerge from fantasy worlds which populate his sculptures are created by high relief, bas-relief, or paint. The liberal expressiveness of these figures is always a delight and surprise, even when they appear repeatedly on his works, and express a serene solitude without reference to divinities or mythology.

Horses are a subject that Staccioli particularly loves, and are represented as virtual and immortal survivors of a battle, rising as tormented giants with bellies swollen from the strain. He poses his horses on a vertical axis in all his works, emphasizing the sense of upward movement that creates a sensation of relief and liberation.

2017

“…Rame, terra, fuoco” di Paolo Staccioli, Ipogeo I Giardini di S. Agostino, Matera
“Paolo Staccioli. Viaggio onirico”, Museo Giuliano Ghelli, San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Firenze)
“Staccioli/Bavia/Caplin“, N20 Gallery, London
“Paolo Staccioli. Un viaggio immobile. Incontri fermate attese”, Galleria Lupo ‘Art, Palermo
“Paolo Staccioli. Memorie. Ceramiche e bronzi”, Galleria d’Arte Athena, Livorno
“Paolo Staccioli. Dialoghi“, Arianna Sartori Arte & Object Design, Mantova

2016

“Giovanni Maranghi e Paolo Staccioli. Incontro/ Begegnug”, Engel & Voelkers and Friends, Feurbach, Stuttgart, 2016
“Luminosity. Ceramics by Paolo Staccioli”, Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York, 2016
“Seminare arte. Paolo Staccioli”, Boutique Hotel zum Rosenbaum, Nals, Süd Tirol, 2016

2015

“Il viaggiatore immobile. Paolo Staccioli”, Ciemmeci Spazio Arte, Empoli

2014

“Paolo Staccioli”, Galleria Pio Fedi, Firenze
“Paolo Staccioli. Sculture recenti: ceramiche " bronzi”, Galleria Arianna Sartori, Mantova
Danilo Fusi, “Paolo Staccioli, La luna, il sole e l’anima delle cose”, Museo di Arte Contemporanea Lu.C.C.A.
Collettiva “Overlooking Garden”, Villa La Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta (LU)
Paolo Staccioli & Renzo Galardini “Toskanische Fingerabdrücke " Impronte toscane”,
Galerie Lacke & Farben, Berlin
Collettiva “Gioielli d’artista. La tradizione della modernità”, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Firenze
Paolo Staccioli “La Superficie dell’Equilibrio“, Giardini di Villa Salviati, Firenze
Paolo Staccioli “Poetica inquietudine“, Galleria Artespressione, Milano
“Le ceramiche di Paolo e Paola Staccioli”, Officina Profumo " Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze
“Paolo Staccioli. Le cortesie, le audaci imprese io canto”, Loggia della Limonaia, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze

2013

“Paolo Staccioli. Il Primato della storia”, Terme il Tettuccio di Montecatini (PT)
Ex Mulino Antonibon, Nove (VI) esposizione personale in occasione della Festa della Ceramica
Installazione di un Guerriero in bronzo in una piazza di Pontassieve (FI)

2012

“Il guerriero e la farfalla. Paolo e Paola Staccioli”, Ex convento Santa Chiara, Nobile Contrada del Nicchio, Siena
Pietrasanta, Piazza del Duomo (lato campanile) e Galleria Paoli

2011

“Opere/Sculptures”, Museo Horne, Firenze

2009

Galleria Selective Art, Paris
Istituto di Cultura Italiana, Washington

2008

Istituto di Cultura Italiana, New York
FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, Cina

2007

“I Segni della Terra”, Museo Archeologico di Fiesole

2005

“Le gioiose ceramiche di Paolo Staccioli”, Museo delle Porcellane, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze

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Paolo Staccioli Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition

Viaggiatori nel tempo (Time Travellers)

Paolo Staccioli's sculptures along the street of Capri

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