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At the Gallery: The Whimsical Works of Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba

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We have completely and utterly fallen in love with the artistic works of Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, and more specifically, these large whimsical sculptures of animals with chandeliers. Born in 1976 in Massalombarda, Italy, Malerba attended the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts.
 After graduation, he began working in the theater scene and collaborating with architects on various projects. His interest lies in design work that is enriched with artistic concepts.

His passion for sculpture pushed Malerba to look for "more artistic, plastic subjects in order to better express the desire to use hands". His desire to make large sculptures resulted in these (amongst others) wonderful works. Says the artist, "I wanted to add to my sculptures these antique chandeliers to make them more exclusive and special, both for the brass components value and for the difficulty of the sculpture process that must be entirely done by hand around the piece of the chandelier. To make the composition even more magical I left the electric cable as if it were torn, as if the animal had broken the piece recently, but the light is still on."

The sculptures were made by hand using the techniques of classical sculpture, first in clay then molded and finally reproduced and retouched.

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SHE'S IN LOVE BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT YET (GIRAFFE WITH CHANDELIER)
Dimensions
LxWxH: 65x155x210 cm

"I imagined a dreamlike scene, a dreamy giraffe that goes for a walk with a chandelier in its mouth, as enchanted she illuminates the road that runs, she has head in the clouds because she's in love.

'She’s in Love but She doesn’t know it yet' because the giraffe has the heart far away from its head!"

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5 MINUTES ALONE... (DOG WITH LAMP)
Dimensions LxWxH: 30x47x37 cm

"... never leave a Jack Russel alone for 5 minutes because he disassemble the furniture!"

Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba
Via Vittorino da Feltre, 39 - 47521 Cesena (FC) - Italy
Ph: (+39) 0547-480308
Cell: (+39) 349-6116501
[email protected]
P.iva: 02189820398



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WHAT A BOAR (BOAR WITH LAMPS)
Dimensioni LxPxH: 50x51x60 cm

"WHAT A BOAR! The bored Boar who destroyed a brass chandelier and still squeezes the pieces between the teeth."

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