Arouse emotion through art
WHO IS CYRIL MACCIONI
Sculptor & Visual Artist ... Cyril Maccioni is all that. With others, he embodies this new generation of Corsican artists who values the identity of his works while bringing this undeniable contemporary note.
It is at a very young age that Cyril discovers a passion for creation. Already, he imagines, creates, transforms and turns objects from their original function into unique pieces; then he moves on to the next. Graduate of the University of Corsica, successively fireman then professional model, his inspirations feed on his land, Corsica; and his travels around the world. Throughout his experiences and encounters he keeps his dream in mind: to devote himself fully to creation.
This dream he touches the fingertips in 2010 when he begins to develop his own workshop in Vignale, Haute-Corse. There he devotes himself to creating sculptures. For this he manipulates and assembles the materials that have fascinated him for a long time: concrete, wood, steel, composite materials ... Cyril Maccioni imagines, conceives and produces his own projects from A to Z and each of his works exists in only one copy.
Sensitive and curious, Cyril Maccioni is a free artist who does not set limits in his creative process. His creativity, generosity and humility have allowed him to become, in a few years, one of the most talented Corsican designers of his generation
Another vision of Art
Minimalism, authenticity, uniqueness: a vision of art that is both respectful of an identity and resolutely turned towards the future
The artist and his approach
The black color is a call to reliefs, indentations, furrows in dark matter that reveal light and reflections. For it is not the black color itself that is at the center of its work, but the light it reveals: it is therefore a question of accessing a symbolism that goes beyond color, a kind of beyond black. The material for sculpture is at the same time a changing and vibrating immaterial that is constantly changing according to the angle by which it is approached. He needs the relief and the thickness to create. It is the movement that determines the form.
What he is trying to render is the sense of movement. His instinct guides him. His mind is inspired. His hands create. The work of the artist is all in contrast volumes: strength and softness, strength and fragility. By immersing himself in his representation of the suffering animal, the artist evokes in his own way the abuse inflicted on him, he will choose to do it through the image, which through the black color and the reflections it generates, will highlight the animal sacrifice.
The artist shows us in fact, by the choice to deprive them of their eyes, that these animals sacrificed a part of themselves in order to make us react as to their condition, and thus to convince us of the evil that we inflict, and by the same, point the finger at the paradox of our society based on the image. The paradox of the image, the use of the word "reflection" in both senses of the term (the reflection and the thought) and the question of the sacrifice revealed by the black color, "transcend the matter" is above all the result of an introspection of the artist, whose purpose lies in an exhortation to acuteness.