21° Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su pietre del Friuli Venezia Giulia

Pietra Piasentina

Itinerari nel Rojale

Bruno Gabrieli

The sculptor observes, listens, and draws inspiration from the signs that time has impressed upon the stone.The freedom of expression is sometimes conditioned by what nature has already spoken. This is the challenge that the sculptor takes on when working on a "trovante," in this case, a block of Piasentina stone. Bruno Gabrieli sought a way to unite his voice with that of nature, telling the story of both.

At the center of the artwork, the observer's gaze penetrates towards an opening that promises but does not flaunt the light, revealing it at the cost of a change in perspective. Toward that center, a luminous void, concave and convex forms converge, smooth and rough surfaces, natural veins and artificial curves, where the stone's history is joined by human cultural baggage.

The sculptor pays homage to the mountain, the mother of life, and to humanity's most significant cultural achievement, writing. Among the hieroglyphs, reminiscent of alpine stars and mountain flowers (nature and culture perfectly united), a specialist might recognize the hidden symbol of the Walser and the representation of the sculptor at work. That sculpting is akin to writing, inscribing a trace in the thickness of time, is also recalled by a rolled parchment, ready to be unfolded and filled with the pen of the "scriltore."

Cristina Noacco

Bruno Gabrieli

Born in Châtillon (Valle D’Aosta), the artist has shown an early attraction to the world of art. Initially dedicated to painting, he later encounters the world of sculpture. This marks the beginning of his work based on the choice of materials, stone and wood, from which he extracts his modern, movement-rich forms. He lives and works in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, in close contact with nature, his main source of inspiration. In the late 80s, he participates in the first sculpture competitions, often winning awards and recognitions. He successfully exhibits in Italy and France. In 2006, the French city of Nyon pays tribute to the "sculpteur et poète" with an exhibition of his most significant works.