* 1961 Bozen (Italien)
Gianpietro Carlesso counts among the most important representative of contemporary abstract sculpting in Italy.
Gianpietro Carlesso was born in Bolzano in 1961. He received his education in Urbino at the renowned Accademia di Belle Arti between 1980 and 1984. At the end of the 1980s Gianpietro Carlesso also worked in Germany: On a scholarship from the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Foundation the artist was active in Duisburg in 1989/90 and had a studio in Rheinhausen. At this time Gianpietro Carlesso also studied the history of European sculpting and made his first large plastics.
Back in Italy Gianpietro Carlesso had a lectureship at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Urbino in 1991 and 1992. From that point on he began the series "Decostruzioni".
In his abstract sculptures, made of classic materials such as marble, stone or iron, Gianpietro Carlesso addresses questions regarding space in a subtle manner. He creates hollows and transparencies, which combine with the mass that defines the space in a convincing way. In terms of the development of his style, an early tendency towards smoothly rounded objects, which led to the "Decostruzioni" and eventual to floral forms (seeds, plant parts) can be observed. The "Curvature" count among the latest works by Gianpietro Carlesso.
Gianpietro Carlesso's works are shown in international solo shows and can also be observed museums, such as the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum or the Mannheim Kunsthalle.
Gianpietro Carlesso lives and works in Cormons in the Friaul province.