Overview

Growing up between council houses and the workshops of Oltrarno, Lorenzo Brinati was able to experience the last remnants of Renaissance Florence. In this environment of rich history and culture, Brinati first sculpted copies of Mogdigliani's heads from stones taken from the street at the age of fourteen. Now working in both Florence and the Tuscan countryside, Brinati combines this education with more than two decades working as a conservator and restorer in the traditional workshops he grew up around. His paintings transform the skills of traditional Renaissance craftsmanship into a modern and yet timeless language, combining ancient techniques with new materials. 

 

As a sculptor, his style derives from an attention to nature and the harmony and rhythm in the architecture of his home while still looking east, drawing inspiration from his travels as a sailor in Greece and Turkey. His interest in the relationship between architecture and music, of sound and space, also informs his work. Returning to the primordiality of emotions, Brinati searches for completeness, purity and hidden luminosity in his works, satiating the senses and making the comprehensibility of the soul his unique goal.  

 

 

 

 

Works
Exhibitions
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Publications
Bibliography

Lorenzo Brinati was born in Pistoia in 1979. After moving to Florence at a young age Brinati grew up surrounded by the artisan workshops of the Oltrano district, experiencing the remnants of the city’s Renaissance history. He now works from his studio in the Tuscan countryside. Brinati has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary since 2021, following stay at the artist’s residency Numeroventi and the success of his joint exhibition at Cadogan ‘Under a Dome’, curated by Martino di Napoli Rampolla. His works are widely collected across Europe and the US.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2021

 

‘Under a Dome’, Cadogan Contemporary, London 

   

‘Walker Tower Exhibition’, Group Show, Galerie Philia, New York

2020

 

‘So Close So Good’, Group Show, Numeroventi, Florence

2019

 

‘Eleven Spaces’, Group Show, Numeroventi, Florence

2017

 

‘Scultorea2017’, Group Show, Spazio Iclab, Florence

 

 

‘Arte&Vino’, Group Show, Galleria Il Frantoio, Capalbio

   

‘Naturum’, Group Show, Essingersartclub, Vienna 

2016

 

‘Be Water’, Studio Bong, Piazza della Signoria, Florence

   

‘Ciclovino’, Group Show, Palazzo Malaspina San Donato, Siena

2015

 

‘La Democrezia della Sguardo’, Group Show, Eclettico Spazi d’Arte, Florence

2014

 

‘Deus Sive Natura’, Eclettico Spazi d’Arte, Florence

 

RESIDENCIES

Numeroventi Artist Residency 2017

 

ART FAIRS

Art Basel Miami 2013

 

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