BOLDI (1970) is constantly on the search for the ideal form and figure, pouring the body and its silhouette into its basic shape. His round, perfectly refined sculptures are the modern continuance of the Brancusi-tradition.
Sculpting human figures reveals not only their true form but also expresses the emotions of the artist.The subtle harmony of fantasy and reason indicates both the maturity and creativity of the artist.According to Henry Matisse, we prefer rationality over the emotions to create the perfect equilibrum. During the creative process the aim of the artist is to present the essence of his values in a manner both simple and full of integrity. Boldi’s art does not approach the human form from a psychological perspective but rather with respect and caring for all the creatures of nature. It expresses his spirit encouraging the desire to touch its finely crafted and chiselled planes and to appreciate how the light plays on each surface. His sculptures show sensitivity to the world around him and how he can express his dreams and vision. As Friedrich Hölderlin put it: ”Oh man is God when he dreams and a beggar when he thinks”. After Boldi asked me to write some thoughts, I closed my eyes to remember his sculptures. It was like analysing a film, wery slowly and carefully, where the successive frames all tell a single story: the artist’s inner dream.
“In our hurrying life – where an increasing goal is to let everything thrown away – for me it is the most important aim to let my sculptures be more and more of permanent, time-resistant value. That is why I am making my sculptures from the most valuable materials, from stone, from bronze and terracotta – and that is why it is so important for me, that the subjects of my sculptures are eternal, comprehensible for all centuries.” (BOLDI).
Marble of Carrara
35 x 32,5 x21 cm
MORNING Bronze 48x32x32cm