Posted on: July 28, 2021
If perfection and dedication had a name, it would be Pablo Atchugarry!
Pablo Atchugarry’s unique sculptures speak of the geological movements that formed the mountains and gave birth to metals and minerals.
He writes stories with Marble. His stunning sculptures elevate the beauty and simplicity of the natural stone.
Ever since he made his first sculpture with Carrara – one of the purest forms of Italian Marble, he has been working exclusively with this stone for his sculptures.
His remarkable pieces have now been displayed in various international museums and galleries.
So do you believe us now?
We bet you do!
Okay, moving on.
Here are a few questions we asked him during the interview:
Why did you choose to work with bronze? What difference has it made in your approach?
The color drew my attention! Working with Marble is difficult at times since it is delicate in comparison to bronze. The approach is more or less the same, just the material has a distinct warmth in terms of color, pattern, and style.
Why Carrara and Pink Portugal Marble?
I’m fascinated by the way light and chiaroscuro interplay with Carrara Marble. And not every Marble has got this! The spark in Carrara Marble is distinct.
If you look at Carrara’s history, great sculptor Michelangelo crafted his masterpieces with Carrara Marble. For the past two thousand years, artists have been working with this stone.
I discovered colored white Marble statues while touring the Greek Acropolis. And this is when I realized, “why not use Marble, which is already painted?”
As you might be aware, femininity is prominent in my art; and the pink Marble of Portugal perfectly blends well with my work!
How would you describe your artwork and practices?
I am a carver. I try to develop an idea, convert it into a drawing, and then put life into it.
I have assistants, but I prefer to do the carving myself. The assistants help me a lot while assembling, removing, and packing the piece.
It took me six years to gain related knowledge and learn skills. If I didn’t have my trajectory, I would never be able to create these sculptures.
Space and light are so important to you. How would you show the work in an open-air market?
The relationship with light is significant in my line of work. You can see right through the Marble.
But the sculptures will make it possible to create a closer interaction with the space.
It was indeed an informative and interesting conversation with Pablo Atchugarry!
Believe us, his perspective, experience, creativity, and perfection with Marble were a treat to our eyes and ears.
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