Mauro Vianello

 Mauro  Vianello  does  what  art  does,  stopping  time, movement,  the  very  flow  of  water,  to  make  us  see  and remember;  he  takes  us  where  we  do  not  go  ,  deep  into the  sea,  to  come  out  with  his  vision,  our  new  memory. 
These  are  the  words  that  Joel  Arthur  Rosenthal  used  to describe  Mauro  Vianello’s  work,  exhibited  for  the  first time  at  the  Glass  Museum  on  Murano  island  in  2016. Living  on  Murano  has  made  it  easy  for  him  to  fall  in  love with  sea  creatures.  This  is  his  answer  to  the  frequent question  of  why  he  mainly  creates  marine  creatures. There  are  actually  multiple  answers  –  in  nature  it  is difficult  to  find  a  yellow,  red  or  orange  horse.  The  sea,  on the  other  hand,  is  inhabited  by  sea  horses  of  these  very colors.  Thanks  to  the  variety  and  brightness  of  colors made  available  by  glass  it  is  therefore  possible  to  deftly reproduce  the  phantasmagoric  colors  of  sea  inhabitants. Another  answer  is  that  glass  reproduces  with  precision the  brilliance  of  water  on  skin.  Mauro  Vianello’s  frequent visits  to  the  Blaschka  collections  have  moreover  turned him  into  a  zealous  student  of  these  XIX  century  artists. His  continuous  search  for  perfection  takes  place  in  his
studio  in  Venice,  where  he  creates  his  projects  and teaches  diverse  techniques.  His  courses  have  also  been hosted  by  schools,  private  ateliers in Holland, Russia, France, Australia, USA, China   and  Universities  such as the   Lorenzo  dei  Medici  Institute  and  the  Pittsburgh Glass  Center.
 


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