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Renzo Buttazzo

Renzo Buttazzo Stone sculptor
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Italian, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3486932768
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The antibaroque stone sculptor

  • • Renzo is the Master of Pietra Leccese
  • • His designs are a new classic in his land’s iconography
  • • He creates unique pieces with organic shapes, which speak a universal language

If you are born in Lecce, as Renzo Buttazzo was, the amazing beauty of the Baroque might get overwhelming, especially considering the amount of capital-shaped souvenirs sold in cheap tourist shops. That is probably the reason why Renzo spent so many years experimenting and prototyping new expressive solutions for working Pietra Leccese, limestone from Lecce, and ended up being named the “antibaroque”. A few years later, Renzo is recognised as the contemporary Maestro of this stone. You can find his sculptures in sophisticated hotels and villas all around the world, and his past collaborations include names such as Giorgio Armani, Moroso, Paola Navone, Boffi. Ironically enough, cheap tourist shops in Lecce now sell souvenirs inspired by his sculptures, right next to the capital-shaped ones.

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Works

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Inasis

This organic sculpture, in sandstone, is made entirely by hand through the use of tools such as hammer, chisel, rasps – and then refined with eight different types of sandpaper until it’s smooth to the touch.

Length 28 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 120 cm

Photo: ©Lara Bobbio
Erma

This organic sculpture, named Erma, in sandstone made entirely by hand through the use of tools such as hammer, chisel, rasps and refined with eight different types of sandpaper until it’s smooth to the touch.

Length 30 cm
Width 14 cm
Height 35 cm

Photo: ©Lara Bobbio
Drepora

Drepora, the sandstone bowl, was made entirely by hand through the use of tools such as hammer, chisel, rasps and then finished internally and externally with a texture made of small grooves made from a specially created tool.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 13 cm

Photo: ©Lara Bobbio
Morfica

Sculpture container in sandstone carved entirely by hand through the use of tools such as hammer, chisel and rasps. Using the fretwork technique, the artisan wanted to make his work light and organic.

Length 160 cm
Width 38 cm
Height 29 cm

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