18° Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su pietre del Friuli Venezia Giulia

Pietra Aurisina

Itinerari nel Rojale


“We should not despair, but hope. Despair is a rejection of hope. It can be understood, almost natural, but not accepted for that reason. Because it does not allow achieving the results that hope could produce instead." (Stephane Hessel)

Esa-sperare is a very successful interpretation of the thoughts of the writer Stephane Hessel by the artist Nicola Monticelli, a thought that urges us citizens to be active and not to sleep, not to be indifferent.

Nicola Monticelli could not have better conveyed this concept; looking at the large sculpture, we are almost overwhelmed by a sense of guilt, shaking us from a kind of oblivion and urging us to unleash all the potential we possess.

Gianpaolo Klavora

Nicola Monticelli 

Nicola Monticelli was born in Giulianova, in the province of Teramo, where he still lives and works. He completed his initial studies at the Art High School in Teramo, graduating in 1990.He moved to Milan, where he graduated with honors in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in 1995. In 1997, he decided to live in London, where he resided for eleven years, exhibiting in many art galleries.