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Salvatore Cuschera Fontane dei quattro canti

Salvatore Cuschera
Fontane dei quattro canti
, 2007

ceramic painted with oxides, 107 × 34,5 × 35 cm each one (2 elements)

Tending towards monumentality as its internal need, Cuschera's sculpture always presents itself as an elaboration of compact and solid plastic forms but conceived as in formation, open, and linked to the organic. There are references to archaic sculpture in his work, even if figural allusiveness is lacking and the reference is expressed in the compactness of the volumes and the conciseness of their construction. There is also no shortage of references to the Spanish master Eduardo Chillida, for the curved surfaces, welded, in the case of the iron sculptures, freely, fastening them to each other on one side and leaving the other profiles free. The work present in the collection, composed of two similar elements, designed as two fountains, presents curved surfaces and grooves while the material of which it is made, black and white glazed ceramic, highlights the values of manual skill and accentuates the appearance organic form.

from: Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro. La Collezione permanente, exhibition catalogue, edited by G. Verzotti, A. Vettese, Milano, Skira, 2007, p. 174.