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Enrico Giacometti

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Enrico Giacometti
BornLavin, Switzerland
🏳️ NationalitySwiss
💼 Occupation
MovementSurrealism, Expressionism

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Enrico Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [ɛnrico dʒakoˈmetti]; born in Lavin in 1952 has shown a keen sense for creative work since his youth and, through his training as a metalworker  came to his great fondness for the artistic processing of steel. Hi uncle was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker Alberto Giacometti[1]

In his exhibition, Enrico Giacometti presents over a dozen new iron sculptures. His basically abstract language of form nevertheless suggests figures in the often elegantly protruding works.

The exciting interplay between mass and emptiness in his works also gives them the impression of movement and lightness.

The abstract sculptures of Swiss artist Giacometti reflect the eternal artistic trend of transforming common day materials, this time industrial steel, into creations of ethereal beauty. Studying the sculptures, one realises the familiar and precise heavy steel is only half the piece, his work is as much about the empty spaces and shapes the steel creates, as much as the visual impact of the material itself. The exciting interplay between mass and emptiness in his works also gives them the impression of movement and lightness.

From the depths of Enrico Giacometti’s consciousness emerged abstractions of human figures. Sometimes on the move, rigid and stiff, but usually connected in a tender closeness. The finished work still breathes the dynamics and the energy of the creative process. The aesthetic figures are subject to a mysterious expressive power, which seem familiar at first glance, but then irritated by their formal language. The clear minimal forms of the sculptures contrast with the rigor of the material selection. The ruggedness of the mountains of Giacometti’s Engadin home is reflected in his works. His sculptures impress with their formal precision and defy the heaviness of the metal with their lightness. Enrico Giacometti quotes traditional formal vocabulary and creates geometric abstractions in idiosyncratic variations.[2]


  1. "Enrico Giacometti - 49 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy". www.artsy.net. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  2. "LINLEY | In the Gallery: On Top of the World". LINLEY. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-07-01.

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