Constant search of elements in which past and present can blend together. every work of mine is unique and exclusive. they are shaped by my hammer that repeatedly strokes the metal when it turns white-hot and, for that short moment only, is ready to be moulded.
Forging metal has always appealed to me. I pursued my interest with great passion and commitment, and completely as an autodidact I became an artist blacksmith. Starting from more common gates or window grills, in a short time I moved on to forge also decor objects and actual works of art.
Despite the virtual society we live in, I strongly believe in the tight relationship between art and craftsmanship. It makes us rediscover and elevate the human dimension and all that we are able to create with our hands.
The act of moulding what is apparently an inanimate matter is deeply rooted into history. The heat of fire and the energy of capable hands transform materials into art. That kind of art is inspired by the colors of the Earth, nature and seasons, but also influenced by emotions and creativity of the artist - the only one able to see shapes and images where other people only see fough matter.
Attraction to wrought iron makes you develop an overwhelming passion for it. You will need to touch with your hands the beaten piece to feel the coarse sensation left by the strokes, junction points, riveting and boilings.
In the last few years I participated to:
“Biennale d’Arte di Montecarlo” - Monaco, edition 2018
“ArtParma Fair” - Parma, spring edition 2019
Malinpensa Art Gallery - Turin, collective exhibition of 5 artists in 2019 “Biblioteca Angelica” - Rome, exhibition in 2019
“Art Innsbruck” - Malinpensa stand, 2020
REVIEWS & PRESS
“Although Stefano Robiglio’s sculptural works are tied to a traditional representation, they project themselves in the modern perspective of an innovative play of volumes and skillful planning, where a complete autonomous narrative acquires symbolic power and disruptive renovating force of the material.
His sculptures are created with material knowledge, peculiar commitment and artistic skills full of experimentation.
The wrought iron technique with pulsed arc welding system is applied by Robiglio with responsibility and descriptive quality. He severely balances full and empty spaces and he cleverly measures the relation between form and space in a continuous balance of the material and with remarkable synthesis of technique.
The strongest of all metals - that is iron - invades the scenery with visual results of particular communicative features, which succeed one another and tell us of recurring emotions.
The human component animates the sculptural travel into Robiglio’s inner reality, vitality and profound honesty for an evident psychological investigation.
Robiglio’s art is really felt and original. It expresses itself by manual expertise and gives maturity to his work for a stylistic language of remarkable reading and real sentiment.
Every sculpture has its own personality, both technical and ideological, in which the artist gives soul and life. An important creative dimension walks along Robiglio’s path, which highlights a continuous change of the composition of materials.”
(Monia Malinpensa, “Galleria Malinpensa” Art Director)