Contemporary art for the modern world


Corinne Julien-Bottoni:

It was in 1999, in his studio-gallery in Mougins, France – the picturesque village of the Alpes Maritimes, that I discovered the sculptures of Tiziano for the first time.

The sculptor had just taken part in the XIII International Carrara Sculpture Symposium in Italy, which gathers together several artists of different nationalities for a month each year. Tiziano had then made a surprising work that unveiled something highly symbolic.

In addition to the talent of the artist, I immediately noticed the strength and humanity that emulated from his work. A sculpture where the final form of the material reveals an energy that arouses a deep emotion.

An innate taste for sculpture:

For Tiziano, sculpture is a true passion vocation that goes back to childhood. He grew up in the sculpture workshops of his father and godfather, both from Veneto: the cradle of Italian Quattrocento art.

At the age of thirteen, he made his first piece and decided to devote his life to stone and marble.

The artist then strives to perfect and deepen his knowledge in drawing, painting and other modeling by attending assiduously the Academy of Fine Arts Anca Sonia in Grasse, from Camos to Vallauris, Jacques Raybaud; master foundry in Lot et Garonne and finally in the workshop Franco Cervietti in Italy; world famous workshop.

Tiziano often goes to Tuscany to Carrara, in the cellars of Michelangelo Franco Barattini to choose his white marble blocks.

The artist also likes colored marble. Finally it is not far from there, in Pietrasanta, that Tiziano creates his bronze sculptures.

Yearning to share his passion and pass on his vast knowledge, the artist has for some time been giving sculpture classes to students of all ages who appreciate his availability and sense of pedagogy.

Finally, the city of Grasse uses the skills of the artist for the organization of the International Sculpture Symposium which takes place within its walls.

A living and daring work:

Today, the natural evolution of his mind and his works allows Tiziano to return to the original form of the model, removing superfluous details and maintaining a clever balance between imagination and realism.

This aesthetic research goes hand in hand with a technique that is both meticulous and refined. The artist uses a language sometimes abstract and sometimes figurative to treat his favorite themes.

While continuing to use marble, stone, and bronze, the sculptor uses more modern materials such as metal; the possibilities of which seem endless.

His travels in Asia have inspired him to create works of great power, serenity and meditation.

Tiziano's sculptures, sometimes monumental, find their full meaning outdoors where they can match their rhythm with that of an architecture or a landscape.

Tettarella - from the fairy tale sculpture:

Concerned about the future of the planet, Tiziano has devised and written a story about the adventures of Tettarella, a meteorite that transforms into a pacifier to alert children and warn them of the dangers of pollution and global warming.

If the children of the Rebuffel kindergarten in Mougins illustrated this "ecological" tale, Tiziano has carved in marble a gigantic pacifier that children enjoy to contemplate and touch.

Today Tiziano's works reflect the concerns and quests of the contemporary world.

The artist seeks to translate in marble, stone and metal the anxiety of the human spirit and its perpetual spiritual tension.