Osvaldo Moi

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Born in Silius (Cagliari), Italy, in 1961, brilliant, ironic, tireless, multifaceted, from an early age he showed a keen interest in drawing and sculpture, creating objects with extravagant shapes.
As he himself stated: “drawing has always represented a visceral necessity. The first sculptures I made in First Grade school, in class, away from the sight of the teacher; I disassembled the blade of the sharpener and used it to carve the pencils ".
In the ironic, bizarre world, my cheerful slightly pop Escargots arrive everywhere and in their exhibition path, they appeared in 2017 at the Guggenheim in New York, at the UN Headquarters in Time Square in New York. He has also exhibited in Italy (Turin, Milan, Genoa), in France (Sant Paul de Vence, Eze, Honfleure, Paris), in Germany (Frankfurt).
His works are made by favoring bronze, precious woods, fiberglass, epoxy resins and plexiglass. Among his works, the Monument to the Fallen of Nassirya, made in three specimens which can be found in Turin, Novara and in Pienezza, was carved in Balkan oak and sequently made in bronze.
His first exhibition took place in Paris in 2008 and he organized it from Lebanon to Beiruth. On that occasion he exhibited the first of "his" escargot that snails, with the front part of the body in the shape of a male hand that imitates the gesture of the horns. He sees them and imagines them alive. They are beings which adapt their house, as in the case of the similar hermit crabs, which adapt the shell that they find around. These works are made of rolled resin fabric, copies of cans, wool coats, game dices, cups, etc.
Osvaldo Moi never makes sketches. He starts from a real living idea that he sees with open eyes and subsequently creates his “creatures”
 

Osvaldo MOI Ok Personale: Osvaldo Moi Italian artist, born on 14 September 1961, brilliant, ironic, tireless, multifaceted, from an early age he showed a keen interest in drawing and sculpture, creating objects with extravagant shapes. As he himself stated: “drawing has always represented a visceral necessity. He made his first sculptures in first grade, in class, away from the sight of the teacher; I disassembled the blade of the sharpener and used it to carve the pencils ". In the ironic, bizarre world, my cheerful slightly pop Escargots arrive everywhere and in their exhibition path, they appeared in 2017 at the Guggenheim in New York, at the UN Headquarters in Time Square in New York etc. He has exhibited in Italy in Turin, Milan, Genoa, in France in Sant Paul de Vence, Eze, Honfleure, Paris, Germany, Frankfurt, Guggenheim in New York, at the UN headquarters. His works are made by favoring bronze, precious woods, fiberglass, epoxy resins and Plexiglas. Among his works, the Monument to the Fallen of Nassirya, made in three specimens found in Turin, Novara and in Pienezza, was carved in Balkan oak and then made in bronze. His first exhibition took place in Paris in 2008 and he organized it from Lebanon to Beiruth. On that occasion he exhibited the first of "his" escargot that is snails with the front part of the body in the shape of a male hand that imitates the gesture of the horns, seeing them and imagining them alive, they are beings who adapt their house, the shell, thereby that they find around, therefore, are made of rolled resin fabric, copies of cans, wool coats, game dice, a copy of a cup of milk. Osvaldo Moi never makes the sketches, he starts from a real living idea that he sees with open eyes and realizes them. Sometimes observing simple woods, he imagines the sculpture that can be made and tries to make it concrete.

ESCARGOT

Resin and one-piece fabric, handmade. From the “Escargot” series. Unusual and fun but at the same time communicative of a univocal analysis: the slowness / reflection that leads to a thoughtful, evaluated, examined thought. The snail that leaves traces of its slow pace, at times appears tiring to our eyes as if dragging behind that shell that overlooks it. But she continues, albeit slowly her path, leaving a trace. And the Escargots of Moi for some popular traditions have an extra protection: the horns to protect them from backbiting, judgments and prejudices.

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