GARBATI Luciano

GARBATI Luciano

Luciano Garbati was born in Argentina in 1973.

He attended the National School of arts where he graduated as a Sculpture professor in 1996. During those years he travelled several times to Carrara, Italy, in order to acquire the carving techniques. While he was attending the third year at the Superior School of Arts in Buenos Aires during 2001, he won a scolarship granted by the National Fund of Arts and the Italian Culture Institute to attend a Master in Sculpture in Rome, Italy. He also attended several courses in order to learn various techniques such as bronze foundry or resin and fiberglass utilization, academic seminars in philosophy and aesthetics as well as guided conceptual reflexion on his own work. Regarding his work, his main concerns have been the psychological and physical transformations, mutations and alterations of the body which occur in its constant and inevitable fluctuation into otherness. These occurences are reflected and crystallized on sculptures of classical inspiration, making special emphasis on the italian mannerist and baroque formal inheritage. The sculpture becomes then a deposition of a particular state of the body, the porous physical-psychological entity whose bounds and shape are fatally provisory.

The artist has participated in several collective shows as well as some solo exhibitions at some of the most prestigious official institutions such as the MALBA Museum, the “Ricardo Rojas” Cultural Center, the National Fund of Arts, the “Palais de Glace”, Zavaletalab Gallery, Miranda-Bosch Gallery, among others. He has also been commissioned to work on bronze and marble monuments for the cities of Buenos Aires and Chascomus.

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