Biographical notes

Nicola Domenici was born on 23/09/1969 in Viareggio  where he completed his early studies in junior high and high school technical-scientific. After high school he enrolled at the  of Pisa University , with cues Letters of Ancient History, showing just a great passion for history and the humanities. The ease with his innate artistic design sets it apart from an early age, the design is in fact one of the great passions that drive him on, over the years, to undertake works characterized by a strong sense of art and craft. For this reason, after the college experience and military service he moved to Florence at the famous jewelry workshop Fabio Fanfani, where she learned the goldsmith techniques and understand that the build is now part of his being an artist. Back in Viareggio opened his jewelry workshop in the space before him his father had occupied technical and starts his own watchmaking craftsmanship and artistic jewels of author who will be very successful in the late '90s. But early in the new millennium, something unexpected happens it nor sought, or the icontro and attendance Antonio Caldarera  a famous local artist . In this specific contest, attending the studio of this painter-sculptor, Nicola understands that his build was limited by matter and space, was no longer enough to conceive of small objects and exclusively aimed at a female audience, now needed to devise new forms, new materials, larger, stronger and above all to express themselves freely, freed from the impositions of Mercara goldsmith. Began a new adventure at the age of 30 years, Nicola feels the need to turn, conscious of the difficulties that would face but with a strong will and determination that often leads those who are starting this business. Conscious of not having specific expertise in this field, he enrolled at the Technical Institute of marble Pietro Tacca in Carrara , where he learned the techniques to the study of art and sculpture together with the petrography. Technical Diploma with honors, not yet satisfied and anxious to learn, he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara with a specialization in Visual Arts (sculpture) and here he completed his career graduating with honors under the guidance of Prof. . Mauro Franco Franchi and Professor Lucilla Meloni professor of art history and rector of the Academy. The time is ripe, after 6 years of careful study, Nicholas feels ready to tackle the art world. The ideas of the Impressionists Lombardi Medardo Rosso and is fascinated by them, and learns the importance of light and its variables. They begin the first group exhibitions and competitions, where the first made with the lost wax bronze vine some important local competitions and gets ready to exhibit. As often happens to many artists, not content with their work and the techniques and materials used up to that moment, Nicholas Domenici began a production based on the latest generation of resins, much lighter and more manageable than a marble or a bronze. But the real reason why the artist began to adopt these materials is indeed the need to devise new solutions, which at the time you can search only within the last generation materials such as resins, carbon, aluminum, etc.. Continue to study especially Boccioni's Futurist sculpture and fountain but was fascinated by his research and experiments on light and variable environments polisensioriali greenhouse. The art groups and Kinetics Program (group T, group N, group 0, etc..) Exert a fascination on the artist making conceptual understanding of the importance of involving the viewer to the maximum extent possible to stay completely captured by the work. He realizes that his figure might hold in a restricted field of art and style, but understands that it can not do without it, at least for the moment. Then the artist focuses on a formal aesthetic research based exclusively on the movement of the figure, where the light can scroll over the works iperlucide better, giving more power to the figure. Finally abandoned the bronze, a material that does not consider suitable to represent his work, the sculptor Domenici starts a new series of works based solely on combinzione of two or more materials that are extremely different from one another but the work that lead to a more complete representation contemporary and more interest by an observer close to the new. The first works are not mere attempts succeeded, but after a while finally comes out of his lab, as well as from his mind, the work entitled "Mafarka". This sculpture made of resin, enamel and automotive steel tubes immediately arouses great interest in the particular form and combination of materials. For the realization of this work, the artist was inspired by a novel by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the father of Futurism in this work contains some 'futuristic ideology throughout the century. Mafarka was the sculpture of the turn even if every new work is a source of study and research, in particular, this marks an important step in the artistic production of the sculptor Viareggio, pointing the way for a series of new works composed of different materials and often difficult assembly.
The main idea of ​​Domenici is in fact to use contemporary materials and industrial combined with the finest materials such as marbles or the same white Carrara. Obviously, to maintain the same style that characterizes, in monumental sculptures, the sculptor of a greater emphasis on reducing parts marble resin or aluminum components to a smaller size. The marble, particularly from additional bulk so it becomes the work of Nicola Domenici assuming increasing resistances so monumental characteristics and durability of the work even at the most extreme weather conditions.



A multifaceted artist, Nicola Domenici, creates an heterogeneous production of showing his fertile creative intuition. Women with large bodies and bright enamel and colors strong shape the space evoking not only the expressive forms and examples of the masters of Pop Art, but also the intense plastic definition of master Medardo Rosso. In another part of his work, the artist pons great attention to the most rigorous exquisite classic sculpure, with a detailed study of human anatomy, translating his work into proportionate and targeted works whose profiles remain elusive in the making, as caught in a projection on the move. The sculptor works following his avant-garde connection with acrylic resin and fiberglass, using bright colors, while in his work, which could be defined more closely linked to classical, he let the natural color of different materials to play the leading role keeping all the elegance that built on a monocromatic system. In both cases, states is clear the creative intention of the artist, shaping hard materials without hiding his touch, even inviting the viewer to investigate the profiles, smooth surfaces and curves, or the roughness of the unfinished, even with narrow crumples. Domenici's work is based on a combination of expressive and conceptual research. The playful aspect of some of his art works should remind of their role in social criticism or to ponder on human nature. Some sculptures have maimed, suffering from physical defects, therefore, as a metaphor for an existential given, reminding the viewer of the possible failures or faulls that everyone should look for, not only in his own body, but in his soul.