Gioni David Parra


Gioni David Parra, painter, sculptor and set designer born in the province of Pisa in 1962. He has for some time explored the research and the practice of a concept of 'germination' that awakens visions of the original, intercepting the hidden forces and the hints of things prior to their very making of themselves 'world'.

He takes on many techniques in a single work and is intensely material, the result is a happy agreement between his restless creativity and the metamorphic dynamism of the materials used. His pictorial sculptures become active artistic elements in the context that surrounds them. Gioni David's creations are real sources of vital energy, like simulacra of ancient knowledge.

"Bladelight" are a series of works that are expertly assembled by the artist in different sequences, creating synergistically colour variations. Starting from a similar approach, the "Nocube" creations are characterised by small blocks of marble, not perfectly geometrically conceived thanks to non-predetermined analytical processes: shiny, rough, with luster and opacity, they have cuts from different asymmetries and grains to the interior of colours composed of light and soul.

The megalithic blocks of small dimensions finely cut draws inspiration from the origins of human culture. In summary Parra's creations assimilate a thought of Goethe in which "perhaps a time will come when the inner light will come out of us, so that we will no longer need any other light".

Among the permanent public works his Obelisk of light with its 12 meters of height and its 2500 kg of steel tonnage represents the pinnacle of his work. Parra’s works are also present in many museum, foundations and important collections both in Italy and abroad and the works have been exhibited in numerous fairs on the national and international scene.

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