Nothing has stopped his artistic activity – or his activism in defense of artistic craftsmanship
Bruno Gambone was born in Solerno in 1936. Since boyhood, at the beginning of the 1950’s, he dedicated himself to pottery, gaining experience in the Florentine workshop of his father Guido, one of the greatest Italian potters off the 20th century. In the early 1960s he set up in New York where he frequented the likes of Rauschenberg, Nevelson, Stella, Lichtenstein and Warhol. Working on paintings, pottery, thearter cinema during this time. In 1969 his father died and Gambone returned to Florence, devoting himself almost entirely to pottery. Nothing has stopped his artistic activity – or his activism in defense of artistic craftsmanship.
His experimentations with materials, shapes, colours and decorations, increasingly present in his work in the late 1960’s, was enriched by the experience he had gained in the 1950’s. The “geometry of shape” influenced by classical education he inherited from his father’s pottery, was replaced by a “perceptive, immaterial geometry” and the “idea become the focal point of his work.
Green and black tall bottles
1990, H90 x 20 x 7.5 cm
1990, H34-24×17 – 12×7 cm
1990, Unique pieces, H23 x 12×5 (with metal base 143-160 cm)
Pair of geometric sculptures
2006, Left – H75 x 14 x 14 cm Right – H20 x 11 x 11 cm
Pair of white bottles
1990, Large – H38 x 13 x 9 cm Small – H21 x 12 x 10 cm
Big bottle with black line
2004, H70 x 47 x 30 cm
1971, Acrylic on extruded canvas, H100 x 100 cm
1972, Acrylic on extruded canvas, H 100 x 100 cm
1971, Acrylic extruded on canvas, H 100 x 100 cm