Paolo Staccioli

 

Big Woman Bust    19" x 19" x 18.5" ceramic, SOLD

Big Woman Bust

19" x 19" x 18.5" ceramic, SOLD

Blue Sphere with travellers   12 x 12 x 16"h  SOLD

Blue Sphere with travellers

12 x 12 x 16"h  SOLD

Green Ceramic Vessel   10 x 10 x 29" SOLD

Green Ceramic Vessel

10 x 10 x 29" SOLD

Cardinal   17" h, 5 x 5" ceramic (three available)

Cardinal

17" h, 5 x 5" ceramic (three available)

Sphere 3,  ceramic, 11" circum.

Sphere 3, ceramic, 11" circum.

Cart with Travelers   10.5" w x 5.5"d x 9" h.   ceramic, SOLD

Cart with Travelers

10.5" w x 5.5"d x 9" h. ceramic, SOLD

Green/Red Vessel   18"h x 7"w x 7"d. ceramic.

Green/Red Vessel

18"h x 7"w x 7"d. ceramic.

Red Sphere   12" ceramic

Red Sphere

12" ceramic

Father with Child   28" h x 7" w x 6" d, ceramic

Father with Child

28" h x 7" w x 6" d, ceramic

Cone Vase   15.5" h x 5" x 5", ceramic

Cone Vase

15.5" h x 5" x 5", ceramic

Big Warrior Bust    24" x 7.5" x 20"   ceramic sculpture, SOLD

Big Warrior Bust

24" x 7.5" x 20" ceramic sculpture, SOLD

Aqua Square Ceramic Vase   10 x 10 x 13"h SOLD

Aqua Square Ceramic Vase

10 x 10 x 13"h SOLD

Aqua Ceramic Vase with long neck   13 x 11 x 13"h SOLD

Aqua Ceramic Vase with long neck

13 x 11 x 13"h SOLD

Blue Vase to White, with horses   5 x 5 x 22"h, ceramic SOLD

Blue Vase to White, with horses

5 x 5 x 22"h, ceramic SOLD

Flask II,  13"w x 3" d x 13"h (images on both sides)

Flask II, 13"w x 3" d x 13"h (images on both sides)

Blue Boat with travelers,  ceramic, 15" x 5"d x 5" h, a smaller available also

Blue Boat with travelers,
ceramic, 15" x 5"d x 5" h, a smaller available also

2 Tall figures   5ft 9 in, female and warrior, ceramic

2 Tall figures

5ft 9 in, female and warrior, ceramic

Traveler, Father and Child   28"h x 7" w x 6.6" d, ceramic.

Traveler, Father and Child

28"h x 7" w x 6.6" d, ceramic.

Toy Horse   9" h x 7" w x 3" d, ceramic

Toy Horse

9" h x 7" w x 3" d, ceramic

Striped Warrior   17"h x 3"w x 3"d, ceramic

Striped Warrior

17"h x 3"w x 3"d, ceramic

Traveler   22"h x 5" x 5", ceramic

Traveler

22"h x 5" x 5", ceramic

White Vase   18" h x 5 x 5", ceramic

White Vase

18" h x 5 x 5", ceramic

Red Stele with horses and "putti"  12" x 4"d x 24"h SOLD

Red Stele with horses and "putti" 
12" x 4"d x 24"h SOLD

Pulcinella head on golden stele   14" x 5 x 23" h SOLD

Pulcinella head on golden stele

14" x 5 x 23" h SOLD

Warrior II   26"h x 5 x 5", ceramic (other warriors available)

Warrior II

26"h x 5 x 5", ceramic (other warriors available)

6 feet bronze warrior figures, limited editions, others available upon request    

6 feet bronze warrior figures, limited editions, others available upon request

 

Flask I,  ceramic, 13"w x 3"d x 13"h, two sided images.

Flask I, ceramic, 13"w x 3"d x 13"h, two sided images.

Traveler bust   19"t x 20.5" w x 8.3" d, ceramic.

Traveler bust

19"t x 20.5" w x 8.3" d, ceramic.

Bathers on striped vase   18" h x 9" w x 9" d., ceramic.

Bathers on striped vase

18" h x 9" w x 9" d., ceramic.

Spheres and toy horses, ceramic.

Spheres and toy horses, ceramic.

Traveler, Tower, Father and Child, 2 warriors,  ceramic

Traveler, Tower, Father and Child, 2 warriors, ceramic

Aqua Vase   19" h x 7" x 7". ceramic

Aqua Vase

19" h x 7" x 7". ceramic

Large Sphere   13" circum. ceramic

Large Sphere

13" circum. ceramic

Traveler 3   23" h 5.5" w x 6"d, ceramic

Traveler 3

23" h 5.5" w x 6"d, ceramic

Traveler 1   23" h x 5"w x 7"d, ceramic  

Traveler 1

23" h x 5"w x 7"d, ceramic 

 

Artist Statement

 Paolo Staccioli, born in Scandicci, near Florence Italy in 1943, began his artistic career painting and presented his first one man exhibit in 1973. His experience in ceramics dates back to the late 1980s with terracotta bas reliefs. He experimented with glazes and learned the technique of oxygen reduction firing under the master craftsman of Faenza, Umberto Santandrea, where he began research on lustres, employing clays, oxides and salts. Giving up painting, he decided to dedicate himself to ceramic work. In the late nineties and 2000 he moulded a large horse ridden by a winged putto, which was cast in bronze and inaugurated the Museum Park of Poggio Valicaia. 

Staccioli has exhibited in Belgium, Holland, France, England, Italy and Japan. From October 2005 through June '06 he exhibited at the Museo delle Porcellane at the Pitti Palace in Florence. In 2002, On the occasion of the Dutch crown prince's wedding, a well known art gallery in the Hague presented the couple a beautiful Staccioli vase. Thirty five of the artist's vases are in the collection of the Sultan of Brunei.

Staccioli works in Scandicci and Montelupo on various forms and such characters as his Travellers, Warriors and Cardinals. His work shows the influence of the artists Martini, Giacometti, Marino and Fantoni. The horse is a subject which Staccioli revists over and over in whichever form he is sculpting. At times his horses seem like borders, on vases or spheres, of ancient cuneiform writing. Taking a closer look, we see the horses are on wheels, like a Trojan or merry-go-round horses. His horses and other forms ressurect ancient history - from the cave to Etruscan times. 

In March to April 2008, on the occasion of his inaugural exhibit at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, Kiesendahl+Calhoun is representing Staccioli thanks to the association with Galleria Paradigma of Florence, Italy. Photos of Bronze Warriors courtesy of Centrica SRL Florence, De Paoli Edizioni D'Arte.

 

Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae

1943
born in Scandicci, near Florence Italy.

1973
first solo exhibit as painter. 

1980s
initial ceramic work/ terracotta bas reliefs, experimented with glazes, oxygen reduction firing under master Faenza craftsman of Umberto Santandrea

1991
Kens Art Gallery, Firenze
Biennale della Ceramica, Faenza

1993
Arte Fiera Bologna
Biennale della Ceramica, Faenza

1995
Museo della Ceramica, Montelupo

1999
Festival International Aberystwyth Galles
Ceramic Millenium Festival, Amsterdam

2000
Created large bronze horse ridden by winged putto, Museum Park of Poggio Valicaia. 
Galleria L�Ile en Terre, S. Paul de Vence, Nice

2001
Galleria Man Arte, Paris

2002
Galleria Saga, Holland
Galleria Richard Ginori, Firenze

2004
Salone Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Lussemburgo
Galleria Paradigma, Firenze

2005 - 2006
Palazzo Pitti, (Pitti Palace) Florence, solo exhibit at Porcelain Museum, Galleria Paradigma, Florence. 

2007 Museo Archeologico, Fiesole: ceramics and bronzes - solo exhibit amidst antiquity.

2007 Fuping Ceramic Museum, China

2007 Italian Cultural Institute, New York City: ceramics

2007 - 2010 LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY: 2 6 ft. bronze warrior figures.

2009 Italian Embassy, Washington DC solo exhibit.

2010 Spazio 522 500 West 26th Street, Chelsea, New York