Renzo Sbolci was born in Livorno in 1947.
"It is said that they were the days of a strong sea wind, the Libeccio. Trees suffered under its rage and violent waves scourged the shore. But life, as we know, is moving with constantly changing rhythms, through storms, calm seasons, darkest hours, floods."
The training of Renzo Sbolci is not linked to his city, even when it is the cradle of the Macchiaioli movement (Giovanni Fattori) and birth place of Amedeo Modigliani.
Renzo's cultural roots are found in European culture: Dutch, Russian and German Abstractionism (Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky), Cubism (Picasso, Braque and Le Corbusier), the Futuristic Movement (Balla, Boccioni, Depero) as well as the stained-glass windows of Gothic architecture and the elegance of Jugendstil.
Already since the 80's Renzo Sbolci has been focusing on abstraction and material. Since 2000 he has felt the need to exchange canvas and brush for wood and crayon. The artist wants to transcend painting and create works with bas-relief, using the typical technique of graphic, lapis and crayons.
This is how the exhibited works were born: the Tabula-Picta series, Metope and Totem.