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Andrea Bucci, 1966 | Figurative /Abstract sculptor

Andrea Bucci was born in Viareggio, Tuscany, on the Italian seacoast, where he lives and works.
Son of an artist, but self-taught in his medium of terra cotta, he laid aside a career in architecture to place himself under the critical public eye and affront the road of an artist.
He has the spontaneity of youth but also the determination of one who has objectives and wants to pursue them.
His ceramic and bronze figures have poetic simplicity: where, however, everything has a sense.
Certain accentuations and deformations finish his pieces with a normal appearance, as if the reality is that represented by the sculptor, and not vice versa.

He has enormous bravura in making us accept personages and situations that seem to come out of a book of poetry, and not out of a kiln.
He has a light touch and a fantastic grace in all that he presents; but he also has drive, energy, and comprehension of the possibilities - the end result is mastery of his medium.
Since 1986, Andrea has created his art on a professional level. He works both in clay and bronze in small and monumental sizes.

Andrea actively participates in the Italian artistic life, with numerous collective and personal exhibitions, along with maintaining and exhibiting in his personal gallery in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
Andrea’s first foreign exhibit was held in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, with the sponsorship of the Institute of Italian Culture.
From there other exhibits have followed in the U.S.A. and Northern Europe.

In 2008 he entered and won his first public art competition in Olso, Norway, held by the Selvaag Gruppen for their Peer Gynt Competition.

The sculpture, titled “The Wild Buck Ride” will be installed in the fall of 2010.
Andrea’s sculptures are in public and private collections in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, U.S.A., UK.

Artist Statement

- In the last twenty-five years of my artist vocation, I pursued the idea of giving form and shape to my imagination.
I have the inner desire to share my deepest feelings, my aesthetical ideal of what a human being can do when fascination, attention, passion, and curiosity fill ours life.
Remember when all of us as children played using our curiosity and our creativity?

I remember having seen the most varied and bizarre shapes emerge from the particular light and shadows of a cloud.
I have continued to play with my curiosity and my creativity.

I create to show the great connection amongst the infinite elements of the world we live in.
Earth has taken the place of steam, my hands - that of the wind, so the imagine I make to share with you will remain in longer in our minds.
I have a question for you, “Do you believe that the winds perform its transformations for no reason?”


My efforts are focused in developing my skills and presence in the field of Public Art at an international level.
Art in the open, public environment represents the most democratic form of artistic discovery and experience.
Public art surrounds us in our everyday life, and it is offered not only to the few regular visitors to exhibitions and galleries.
It shapes us, gives us impulses and creates reactions. It becomes a vital part of our visual reality.
In addition, I produce one-of-a-kind, and limited series ceramic and bronze sculptures for my personal gallery in Lucca, Italy, and for selected galleries and customers worldwide.


MTLE 2010 China International City Public art Competition, Wuxi, China, 2010.
An international jury comprised of art professionals has selected 30 artists who will realize their artwork in the new Wuxi city in the district of Shenzen in China. Over 400 artists from 36 countries submitted entries in the international competition.
Andrea Bucci is the only Italian artist amongst the 30 artists selected for the realization of their artwork.

His work entitled “Butterfly” will be realized in China in a two meter bronze sculpture.
The butterfly is a rich allegoric symbol in both the East and the West, and Bucci’s work was selected for its capacity to communicate between these two cultures.
The piece represents the rapport between matter and spirit, and that of earth and heaven.

Winner of the 2008 edition of the Selvaag Peer Gynt competition. The project consists of the realization of a two-meter bronze sculpture to be placed in the new neighborhood of Lorenvangen in Oslo, Norway in 2010.
The bronze was realized using the lost wax technique at the world-renowned foundry of Massimo del Chiaro in Pietrasanta, Italy.
I closely collaborated with the artisans in each of the production stages: enlargement, mold, wax, cast bronze, and executed all of the refinishing work myself for each of the molds.
Bucci Fine Art Gallery, Lucca, Italy, 2008 - Present.

I produce sculptures, and operate my own art gallery in the city of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
Acquisition, Renovation, and Set-up of self-owned gallery, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - 2007-2008.
Designed and constructed my own studio/home, Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy - 2005-2006.
Fine Art Gallery, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - 1999-2006.

I produced artwork, operated, and managed my own seasonal art gallery in the city of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.The gallery enjoys an international, as well as, local, and national clientele.
Stage for design of porcelain and ceramic models and molds, Florence, Italy, 2001.
Created and designed models and learned mold making for small and large-scale production of porcelain and ceramic fine art.

Special skills

I have experience collaborating with highly qualified and skilled professionals in the following areas: architects, master molders, carpenters, studio enlargement craftsmen, building contractors, freight forwarders, and with the most worldwide renowned foundries and marble workshops in Pietrasanta Italy.
I am able to work in collaborative environments with projects and budgets of relevant magnitude, managing all aspects in order to fulfill the desires of the commissioner.
I am able to follow a project from conception to completion and to install on time and on budget.


Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy 1987-1997.
High School Diploma, Accounting, ITC Carlo Piaggia, Viareggio, 1981-1987.

Lo scultore Italiano Andrea Bucci è nato a Viareggio, città sul mare della Toscana, in cui vive e lavora.
Ha frequentato la Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, è autodidatta nello studio delle tecniche della ceramica.
Dal 1986 questo poeta della terracotta partecipa attivamente alla vita artistica italiana ed estera con mostre collettive e personali in tutto il mondo ed ha una sua propria galleria a Lucca.