La Macina di San Cresci



28 April – 10 May 2012
Alfredo Futuro. The work "Unicorno" is a large installation at the edge of the lake a few steps from the art gallery.

Alfredo Futuro prefers defining himself an artist in the classical sense of the term and not necessarily as a contemporary artist. This distinction is a natural consequence of his years studying at the Florence Academy of Art, a time when as student spent most of his working hours copying and imitating the artistic styles of the past. His journey as an artist as well as his personal history starts in Florence. His style then develops on long sojourns abroad in the most important cities of the world . Particularly fertile and prolific was his 10 year stay in Paris where his creative output concentrated on commissions for important families such as Peugeot, Citroen, and Arigoni. In this vibrant social milieu he was surrounded by artists like Juliet , Man Ray and Olga Picabia and made friendships with the leading artists of his generation.
Actually he works in the Chianti area of Tuscany, which he claims is the most beautiful corner of the world. In part, this fortunate circumstance is due to the graciousness of his benefactors Ambrogio e Giovanna Folonari as well as a fruitful and reciprocally productive relationship with La Macina of San Cresci. In his new and luminous studio on the luxurient grounds of the Fattoria di Zano, he continues to contemplate and produce new sculptures and paintings.



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