Stefano Bombardieri was born in 1968 in Brescia, Italy, and uses nature to get inspiration for his contemporary sculptures mainly of animals.
Son of the sculptor Remo Bombardieri, he improved his technical knowledge alongside the artistic studies due to the attendance of his father’s studio.
Besides the realization of figurative sculptures, mostly large, he creates works related to Arte Povera, conceptual art and video installation. Aside from taking inspiration from the great masters of sculpture, he is also inspired by the Arte Povera movement, Minimalism, video-installations, and Conceptual art.
His artistic research is developed on reflection, not without philosophical suggestions. Some topics, such as time and its perception, the experience of pain in Western culture, the man and the meaning of existence, are explored in his sculptures.
His work starts from tangible reality to reach the inner worlds, fantastic universes.
Since the 90´s he exhibited in galleries and public spaces, preferring dialogue between the work and the urban space.
Among its facilities are reminiscent of those located in the center of Ferrara, Faenza, Bologna, in Saint Tropez and Posdam. Stefano also participated at the 54 th Venice Biennale.
His works are represented by Mark Ransom Ltd, Galerie Mark Hachem and, Bel Air Fine Art.
“We can consider the animals a connecting link between man and the earth; it is difficult for humans to relate directly with the natural elements, to understand them in terms of their importance as an ecosystem and therefore habitat that is home to us and asks us to be preserved. The animal, in fact, interacts with us in some way, it looks like we find ourselves in them, even in some places only certain gestures and behavior; it is easier for us to understand who we are and understand the issues of the land through animals. In my works the animals are metaphors of human existential complexity.”