Mauro Staccioli (b.1937 in Volterra) has been working as a sculptor since 1968. His formal language can be described as Minimalist, but in contradistinction to Minimalism's concentration on material and form, Staccioli includes the spatial context of his sculpture in the creative process as an aspect of his work that has equal validity. In consequence he has developed a working method which is mainly dependent on the site. For this reason his works have less of the stringency of Minimal Art's objective investigation of the material. They incorporate a subjective interpretation of the spatial situation while retaining all Minimalism's clarity of form.
Steel, painted, coated
Permanent loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation
Donation of Franz Anton Loehr
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneidr, Frankfurt am Main