Andrea Bucci was born in 1966 in Viareggio, Tuscany, on the Italian seacoast, where he lives and works. Son of an artist, but self-taught in his medium of terra cotta, he laid aside a career in architecture to place himself under the critical public eye and affront the road of an artist. He has the spontaneity of youth but also the determination of one who has objectives and wants to pursue them.
His ceramic and bronze figures have poetic simplicity: where, however, everything has a sense. Certain accentuations and deformations finish his pieces with a normal appearance, as if the reality is that represented by the sculptor, and not vice versa. He has enormous bravura in making us accept personages and situations that seem to come out of a book of poetry, and not out of a kiln. He has a light touch and a fantastic grace in all that he presents; but he also has drive, energy, and comprehension of the possibilities – the end result is mastery of his medium.
Since 1986, Andrea has created his art on a professional level. He works both in clay and bronze in small and monumental sizes. Andrea actively participates in the Italian artistic life, with numerous collective and personal exhibitions, along with maintaining and exhibiting in his personal gallery in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
Andrea’s first foreign exhibit was held in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, with the sponsorship of the Institute of Italian Culture. From there other exhibits have followed in the U.S.A. and Northern Europe. In 2008 he entered and won his first public art competition in Olso, Norway, held by the Selvaag Gruppen for their Peer Gynt Competition. The sculpture, titled “The Wild Buck Ride” was installed in the fall of 2010.
Andrea’s sculptures are in public and private collections in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A. , UK.
Andrea Bucci è nato a Viareggio nel 1966, città in cui vive e lavora. Dal 1999 dirige la sua galleria d’arte a Lucca in Via Sant’Andrea.
La sue passione per modellare e creare forme diversissime, con una materia semplice come l’argilla si manifesta molto presto.
Come scrive egli stesso: “ Tutti noi abbiamo giocato da bambini con l’immaginazione a far si che osservando le nuvole nei loro particolari di luci e ombre ne scaturissero fuori le forme più varie e fantastiche. Io continuo tuttora a farlo. La terra ha preso il posto del vapor acqueo, le mie mani quelle del vento. Tutto ciò per desiderio di condividere e affinché l’immagine si fermi per un istante in più.”
La sua attività espositiva inizia nel 1987 con una personale organizzata dall’Associazione E.A.S.A. nella sede della facoltà di Architettura di Firenze. Da allora ha continuato a esporre e ampliare le sue capacità tecniche ed espressive affrontando anche la scultura in bronzo con successi e riconoscimenti internazionali.
Fra le altre si ricorda la sua prima esposizione all’estero nel 2000 a Montreal con il patrocinio dell’Istituto di Cultura Italiano seguito da numerose esposizioni negli Stati Uniti e nord Europa, fino alla più recente installazione di un bronzo dedicato al Peer Gynt di Henrik Hibsen nell’omonimo Sculpture park di Oslo.
Sue opere sono presenti in collezione private e pubbliche nei seguenti paesi: Australia, Austria, Belgio, Brasile, Canada, Cina, Croazia, Danimarca, Francia, Germania, Irlanda, Israele, Italia, Korea, Libano, Paesi Bassi, Nuova Zelanda, Norvegia, Portogallo, Russia, Arabia Saudita, Spagna, Svizzera, Svezia, Turchia, U.S.A., Regno Unito.
In the last twenty-five years of my artist vocation, I pursued the idea of giving form and shape to my imagination. I have the inner desire to share my deepest feelings, my aesthetical ideal of what a human being can do when fascination, attention, passion, and curiosity fill ours life.
Remember when all of us as children played using our curiosity and our creativity? I remember having seen the most varied and bizarre shapes emerge from the particular light and shadows of a cloud. I have continued to play with my curiosity and my creativity. I create to show the great connection amongst the infinite elements of the world we live in. Earth has taken the place of steam, my hands – that of the wind, so the imagine I make to share with you will remain in longer in our minds.
Peer Gynt sculpture park. Oslo, Norway
Permanent collection at the Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy
Permanent collection of the Thelma Center for the Arts, Fond du lac, WI, U.S.A.
2014 Doinel Gallery, London, U.K.
2013 Exhibition at “Gruppo culturale Fornace Pasquinucci” Capraia Fiorentina (FI) Italy.
2012 Windhover Center For The Arts, Fond du Lac, WI U.S.A.
Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI U.S.A.
2011 Winner of the China MTLE International.
City Public Art Exhibition in China for the realization of a two meters bronze.
2010 Realization of the bronze the “Wild buck ride” at Peer Gynt sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway.
Kamer op Rozendaal, Rozendaal, Holland.
Sogno Gallery, Amerongen, Holland.
Group exhibition MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, Fundació Fran Daurel Barcelona.
2009Personal exhibition sponsred by city of Lucca for
“September Lucchese,” Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
2007 Il Sogno Gallery, Amerongen, Holland.
2006 Windhover Center for the Arts, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
2005 Art Option Gallery, Wijk bij Durstede, Holland.
Castle of Santa Margherita, Ligure, Italy.
Saporito Gallery, Alba, Piedmont, Italy.
2004 Gallery Night Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Fiera dell’Artigianato, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Alexandra Gallery, Rovigo, Italy.
2003 Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. U.S.A.
Haven Gallery, Haven, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Blarasin Gallery, Macerata, Marche, Italy.
Galleria Bongiovanni, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy.
2002 Group exhibition – Comunicazione nel terzo millennio – Spazio Ergy, Milan, Italy.
Selected Premio Internazionale D’arte Ermanno Casoli, Italy
Joseph Bottoms Fine Arts, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
Joseph Bottoms Fine Arts, Monterey, California, U.S.A.
Metro One Fine Art Gallery, Ephraim, Door County, U.S.A.
Saporito Gallery, Alba, Piemont, Italy.
2001 Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac,
2000 Spazio Ergy, Milan, Italy.
Diagram Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada. Personal exhibit sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture of Canada.
1999 Centro Culturale Luigi Russo, Piestrasanta, Tuscany, Italy.
Galleria Valiani, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
Selected in the International Art exhibition Ermanno
Casoli, Marche, Italy.
Galleria Borbone, Capezzano, Tuscany, Italy.
1998 Chiesa di S. Cristoforo, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
1997 Chiesa di S. Cristoforo, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
1996 Valiani Gallery, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.
Torre Matilde, Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy.
De Luca Gallery, Belluno, Veneto, Italy.
1995 Villa Gori, Massarosa, Tuscany, Italy.
1989 The international exhibition Showcase of Contemporary Artists at Palazzo degli Affari, Florence, Italy
Villa Gori, Massarosa, Tuscany, Italy
Galleria De Luca, Belluno, Veneto, Italy
1988 Since 1988, I have exhibited my work each year at the annual “En counter with Art” at my permanent studio in Viareggio, Italy
1987 Show sponsored by the E.A.S.A. Association at the Faculty of
Architecture, Florence University, Florence, Italy