Micro-sculptures in Lead Pencil
The artist Gino Savino was born in Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He began his artistic activities in 1974 and has the following degrees:
1994 – culture and baroque art (university of Ouro Petro, Brazil)
1997 – restoration in antique wood (Florence, Italy)
2000 – faculty of fine arts (Brazil)
2001 – Gino moved to Vancouver, Canada
Gino intend to realize a contemporary work, connected with our present time, which leads to the microcosm. This is his path...
He is not a climber, so this is his “adventure”.
It is impossible to observe the micro-sculptures without “bending” in front of them.
If you want to see them perfectly, you must approach, concentrate, and appreciate the main idea of the project. When in its exhibition, the work does not appear clearly in distance.
The project does not have any relation with the virtuosity, abundance and exotic.
As matter of fact, the possibilities of creation in art are very extensive. So it is possible to transform through the aesthetic one the instruments of art – the pencil as a work of art.
In the last 30 years, Gino has been working and searching for different ideas and inspirations regarding nature, especially the botanic - gardens, shapes of trees and flowers. The random movement of the water inspires him and its surroundings are also a big source of interest in his wood engraving themes.
This unpredictable and chaotic behaviour of nature, allows him to find an "order and equilibrium" in his creation, but by searching an order and equilibrium, he is the first beneficiary because he finds his own equilibrium and a place in the universe. This is why "the art exists because the life is not enough...".
He tries to stay faithful to the traditional ancient wood engraving techniques, which is printing using wooden spoons, emphasizing textures, and occupation of space.
He believes the texture and details cannot be disassociated from the philosophical idea.