"Fascinates and excites
the new sculpture of the
- From "L'Arena" - Verona Daily Press -
Vitalita' nel globo
"Vitalità nel Globo" is an artistic work born from the collaboration of the Artistic Department of Poliplast and the genius of the internationally sculptor Virginio Ferrari.
He was born in Verona, where he graduated from the Accademia Cignaroli. His father and grandfather were stonecutters who established a sense of craftsmanship and the household, and Ferrari continued this tradition, having his first solo exhibition in Venice at the age of 24.
From 1966 to 1976 Ferrari was Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at the University of Chicago and since then has remained in Chicago where he has devoted his full energies to sculpting. His styles and periods have progressed and changed throughout his carrier, marrying his mastery of traditional materials and methods with experimentation in new forms, material and styles embracing a philosophy of “new ideas, new ways, new means and new spaces”.
He exhibited his works in Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Japan and the United States. Ferrari's monumental sculptures can be found on street corners and public parks, at universities and libraries, corporation and in private collection in Chicago, and all over the world. From 1966 to 1976 Ferrari was Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at the University of Chicago and since then has remained in Chicago where he has devoted his full energies to sculpting.
Materials: polystyrene, steel, cement, water
Height: 8 meters
Structure weight: about 40 tons
Big ball: composed entirely of expanded polystyrene with a diameter of 4.60 meters
Small Balls: 589 diameter 30cm