Livio Seguso was born in 1930 in Murano, where he still actively works today. He began his relationship with glass at a young age, fascinated by the endless enchantment of this marvelous material. After an in-depth experience with traditional techniques, the artist, stimulated by a strong artistic sensitivity, embarked on an interesting and personal exploration of sculptural form that led him to explore the world of the great masters of contemporary sculpture with considerable interest.
His knowledge of the material allows him to fully express himself. In fact, the artist manages to reveal the infinite potential of this mysterious material, in an incessant variation of spaces and thicknesses, always directed towards an absolute purity of form. Livio Seguso’s artistic maturity reached its peak at the end of the 1970s, when he completely abandoned any trace of the noble Muranese tradition, giving space only to pure, shimmering and ambiguous crystal in its transparency, in an unadulterated imaginative vision.
His works were able to manifest themselves in absolute forms, not mimicking anything, aimed at capturing the principle of a previously unknown visual event and revealing the artist’s personality, attracted to synthesis and icastic form. In this way, his sculptures become images of light that seem to adapt to thought and then disappear into a series of dreamlike forms.
Later, his research goes beyond the material used and expands towards the use of other materials, such as steel, stone, marble and granite, and finally wood. Furthermore, his work is modified compared to previous circular or elliptical creations, to conceive volumes arranged according to a geometric order.
For all intents and purposes, this is an operation that leads to an ideological turning point that will lead the artist to an enrichment of his expressive possibilities, which does not only concern the poetics of materials, since at the same time an ideational transmutation is also evident. These new materials, always in conjunction with glass, enhance both the transparency and the intensity of light, whose purpose remains the creation of an ideal unity between intellectual rigor and the clarity of volumes, between a sense of refined elegance and poetic imagination.