(Born in 1952 in Lavin)
Enrico Giacometti, 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.
In his job as manager at metal construction where he has been working for 45 years, Enrico Giacometti has always been concerned with the material steel. As a metalworker, he soon found himself expressing himself artistically.
In his exhibition, Enrico Giacometti presents over a dozen new iron sculptures. His basically abstract language of form 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.
From the depths of Enrico Giacometti’s consciousness emerged abstractions of human figures in different designs. 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.His artistic spectrum extends far beyond the currently exhibited iron sculptures. Giacometti’s art can teach us to take a closer look and change our perspective. One senses in his work the thoughts of creating empty fullness. His art is timeless. It is important to be surrounded by works of art and objects that clarify the nature of their time of creation and are more than just time-bound.