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The art show, “Il gioco delle sfere di luce” (Playing with light spheres), has its inauguration on June 18 at 9pm at the “Osservatorio Polifunzionale del Chianti” (Polyfunctional Observatory of the Chianti Territory). It will continue until September 4.

Designs and spots inserted into various materials, produce half spheres with thousands of shades. They are hypnotizing, leaving observers with their mouths open. Some are debuting, with those supported by a mirror particularly fascinating. They give a sort of optical illusion, the reflection making them round.

They enrich everything that surrounds them. It is a type of contemporary art which, rich in suggestion, condenses three key ideas: visual effects, playing with mirrors, hollowness. They were invented by an architect who has both creative inspiration and notable tecnique.

Antonio Aiazzi, who currently lives in Brazil, is tied to Tavarnelle, particularly San Donato in Poggio, where his best friends live. He often visited his grandfather’s farm when he was little and lived in Florence where he refurbished homes.

He has presented extraordinary art shows, like the ones in Straubing, Germany and Bologna, and now has decided to give homage to his territory. After receiving many prizes and much recognition, he is returning to his origins to let us enjoy his masterpieces.

“In the occasion of the collection’s opening”, begins Antonio Aiazzi, “my creations will be exhibited. There will also be two types of projections: one on the painting and the other on the dome. Outside, there will be a large lens”.

“I have always been dedicated to design”, he tells us. “In the 1970”s, the conception of space already fascinated me. I began with an exhibition in France in 2011, where my installation was called “Mediterraneo”. It was there that I began to create art with the mirror concept”.

“My latest works were created as an artisan, without the use of a computer, and are very luminous. Their predominant characteristics are color and three-dimensionality: moving around them one can see a composition different than its colors”.

“With a mirror as base”, he tells us, “the works change depending upon the light or the place they are put. The sphere remains the same. The difference is in the persons and the things that pass in front of them. The mirror represents pure conscience: it doen’t judge, it simply reflects”.

“More than the classical painting”, concludes Antonio, “ I am interested in objects: I use wood, plexiglass, paper. I prefer small dimensions: it is the quality, not the quantity, that counts. In sythesis, my idea is based on a continuous effort to communicate sensations”.

Noemi Bartalesi