BENETTON SIMON
Simon Benetton (Treviso 24/10/1933 - ivi 14/10/2016). Son and pupil of Toni Benetton, the iron was for Simon an endless world. He attended the courses of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, then he ventured into a solo, perfectly free individual research. He taught sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata.
There are several periods of his training: from the figurative to the plastic flip in space, from the symbol of the impulse to the spatial dynamic, from the plate as agglomeration (human) to macro sculpyure as the element and expression of the will and the conquest of modern man. In recent studies, his sculpture has taken a new dimension, projecting the urban space with an expression of freedom and human progress. His sculpture is an exceptional testimony of the supremacy of man over matter.
Simon Benetton collaborates with state schools since 1989 in planning and developing programs in art, creativity and craftsmanship, giving lectures and practical demonstrations.
The sculptor Simon Benetton is well known in Italy and abroad. He has been invited to numerous international exhibitions and he received awards in various countries. His works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, in public spaces organized by institutions and Italian and foreign cities. Many of his works are permanently exhibited in public museums and private collections and in public places and always accessible, squares and gardens in many cities. In them, people need to read an image that corresponds, in terms of aesthetic forms, today's concept of space, time, freedom, social and democratic awareness. About Simon Benetton countless occasions, newspapers, magazines and exhibitions have written. The bibliography is extensive and includes articles, books, monographs. His works have been the subject of documentaries and films broadcast by national television and foreign.
G. Raffaeli writes: the hidden nature of things, the presence in them of organic relationships of structures immutable, calls for the attention of Simon Benetton, who, speaking on the subject, intensifies the unique singularity of his irons, the reference constant between matter and form. The artist creates the material with a kind of formal correspondence, interpreting the physical nature which will bear an unmistakably mythic dimension. Simon makes visible the relationships and structures that are sleeping in things. The artist leads the field in the form of images and its vertical and horizontal directions that are necessary to conclude representation in space. The balance between the structures and creates a vacuum that incorporate the positive element of the vibration. The works of Simon derive dynamic value and substance of life from real views of a see-saw relationship between heart and reason. The plastic structure is highly expressive and testifies to the reproduction of abstractions of human functions such as speech and silence, thinking and dreaming. Sculpture, which manifests as existential emotion, originality and figurative absoluteness of its various forms. Moment of interior recollection and lyrical abandon. Sculpture as a witness speaking of a past and an experience that can be evoked, but not relived: Simon does not give up the mystery of the hereafter that the sculpture has always been inside. Sculpture with a heart and soul. , The artist to invent new situations plastics, new balance, new vibrations.
His work allows the attention of the areas where organic rhythms are always in consonance with changes and evolution of human existence, highlighting the latent power of energy that nature gives off explosive in its manifestations of life. Loving nature and Simon confidence in life, because art itself, since he believes that the existence deserves to be made and that there is something in the world worth to be expressed. This does not mean, however, that the artist will leave with easy optimism: on the contrary, his is an active reaction that requires a strong will, a solid certainty and the overcoming of anxiety through the action of the vital artistic creation. And creativity is the essential element of his poetry, which turns out to be guided by an instinctive intuition that leads to the construction of open shapes and flat morphology and semantics, where the parabolas and spirals seem to come alive in the light of an ancestral spirituality that takes us back to the very sources of life.
Simon's work is characterized by a lucid and essential, strictly defined processing of metallic elements that shape their places of living. From earth to heaven, from near the end, the sculpture of Simon Benetton offers its dialogues with arcane applications, end-of synergy that becomes a latent physical truth. The final stage of production after the period of the "flight", the artist has managed to capture the order in chaos. He understood, in fact, that the randomness has an underlying geometry and chaos while placing fundamental limits to the predictability, suggests causal relationship where before there seemed possible. In his drawings, each line will be drawn without interruption, with a single, coherent movement of the hand. The signs are close and go away, open and close: India ink on white paper is available as a track thinking giving rise to strong structures in a continuous process of growth. The report drawing-sculpture is clear. This is, in fact, a closer look, the same combinations of forms: in the drawings forms stretch the floor, where the iron in the "design" has a real spatial function. Simon introduces them during a single session, without interruption. It's the same enforcement proceedings to prohibit any suspension of work, and the final result, driven by emotional, it always ends up being always unexpected, the line does not imitate the visible but makes visible. Surpassing the threshold of the imaginary town Simon has managed to encompass in his works instinctual drives and planetary movements, thus realizing the dynamics of the universe.
In 2011, during the Festival Sete Sois Sete Luas in Portugal, he set out in three different locations: Castle Reguengos de Monsaraz 01/07 - 20/08, las reales Murallas Ceuta 27/08 - 01/09 and Odemira from 23/09.
In Nervesa della Battaglia (TV) from 17/09 to 2/10/11, Simon Benetton presents for the first time the new theme of his artistic "Cosmic Energy" with the installation of fifteen works at the Council Chamber of City Hall: "Armonia tra ferro e luce a Nervesa. Opere di Simon Benetton".
From 16/10 to 15/01/12 a Retrospective exhibition at the Palazzo Simon Benetton of Valdobbiadene.
On 2016 San Liberale in Art.


Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Germoglio 1998 scultura in rame su pannello

Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton photo by © Alain ChivilÚ

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton

Simon Benetton Inaugurazione Antologica 16/10/2011 Valdobbiadene Palazzo Simon Benetton
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