Valentino Giampaoli

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Valentino Giampaoli

Valentino Giampaoli was born in Loreto, Italy in 1969. Graduate in sculpture at the academy of fine arts in Macerata He lives and works in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy. He has participated in many symposiums for example:
2015 - 25° International Sculpture Symposium “Stone in the Galilee”, Ma’a lot Tarshiha, Israel.
2014 - 12° International Sculpture Symposium “Forma viva Makole”, Makole, Slovenia.
2014- 20° International Sculpture Symposium “Art-Engiadina”, Sent, Switzerland.
2014-21° International Sculpture Symposium “Kunst in Stein”, Wunsiedel, Germany.
2013 -“The 10 days of the stone” 8th International Sculpture Symposium, Lettomanoppello (ITA).
16 International Symposium of Sculpture on Stones of Friuli Venezia Giulia (ITA).
He was awarded for his work in various competitions for example:
2009 1o sculpture competition Acquasanta Terme (ITA) - 1st place
1995 - 2 Prize "E. Mannucci, Sassoferrato (ITA) - 1st place .
1994 - Exhibition Award Seledi Institute, Sassoferrato (ITA) - Acquisition Award.
- Exposure Award Marche, Ancona (ITA).

Title of the project: "FLIGHT OF ICARO"

Concept: " Icaro is a topic I tackled several times, with its history always fascinated me and think: the contrast between the image of Icarus, flying towards the Sun, the momentum toward the sky and falling overboard and the sad end. This to me, symbolizes freedom and the desire of man to choose ".

Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 350 x 120 x 160 cm
Base: 40 x 210 x 210 cm
Work period: 07/03/2016 - 26/03/2016