Smail Zizi

Bejaia (Algeria) - In Italy since 1973

"The marble gave me what I had looked for: it involved me physically and emotionally. It transformed my ideas, which were limited to clay, it translated my feelings into substance and it revealed me its secrets, making me suffer. I learned how to love and respect the marble, although I was afraid of it. I learned how to follow its nature in order to make the most of it. I still approach the marble with this sense of religiousness, when I choose it and when I cut it. When the figure develops, there is a kind of bond between us that leads me to the completion of the Work and... further".
  • Title: Tabù Fasciata
  • Tecnique: Marble
  • Size: Cm. H 81
  • Year: 2013
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