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Born in Venice in 1963, Gianfranco Meggiato studied sculpture at the Instituto Statale d’Arte. As a young artist, he first exhibited work in 1979 and 1984 as part of two group exhibitions at the Galleria Comunale Bevilacqua La Masa in St Mark’s Square. Since 1998, Meggiato continues to build an impressive list of exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. Respected in the European art scene, the artist has also gained worldwide recognition in China, Russia and the USA.
Influenced directly by his homeland, the fluid lines and reflective surfaces of the sculptures carry Venetian in their bronzed bones. Using the ’lost wax’ method, the artist creates sculpture that is preoccupied with void rather than surface. The end effect is of energy bristling in shimmering clouds, a sphere freeze-framed as it breaks through a window or a comet blazing through the atmosphere. His work promotes a contemplative approach to life, asking us to listen to the still small voice in the centre of the storm.