Giorgio Conta

Sculpture works

Giorgio Conta draws the inspiration for the forms of his sculptures mainly from the nature of the surrounding forests and mountains. His artistic research focuses above all on the figure, which can be dreamlike, shrouded in mystery, containing unknowns, disquiet, awe, enigmas of existence. Life, in all its forms, has always been a cause for reflection for him. He does not understand the figure as being in a fragmentary state of ruin, in the belief that it is aesthetically more eloquent and meaningful than when it was complete and intact. The fragment is not to be understood as a piece of broken object, a detached part or a splinter of a lost and no longer attainable wholeness, but rather as a building, an assembling to reach wholeness, which can then be completed in the eye and mind of the beholder. Instead of fragments, it would be better to define them as detached, isolated 'parts', 'particulars', 'details' placed in the foreground and thus highlighted. These details are elements of a jigsaw puzzle that can be ideally reassembled, as a simile of contemporary man 'fragmented' inwardly in a sort of new palingenesis.


Giorgio Conta, sculptor and painter, was born in Cles in 1978 and lives and works in Monclassico in Val di Sole (TN). He grew up in a stimulating environment and from a very young age came into contact with various cultural figures, including the pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, a family friend. He trained at the sculpture school in Ortisei, also devoting himself to drawing and painting. He realised monumental works in Italy and abroad, including the 5-metre high bronze monument for the St Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Chicago, the monument for Fiumicino Airport and the one depicting Father Kino at Segno in Trentino. In 2010 he was received by H.H. Benedict XVI to whom he presented the sketch of the bronze group created for the sanctuary of Pietralba (BZ).