Salvino Marsura was born in Treviso in 1938 and learnt his craft in the dynamic workshop of sculptor Toni Benetton. His ironwork art and furniture relishes in the manual aesthetic of the forge, giving voice to the raw metal and the processes of its manipulation including sweltering heat, hammering, bending, and welding. The results can be beautifully abstract, geometric, or sensitively responsive to observation of natural forms. The crude grace of iron is revealed in this planter whose form resembles a simplified ionic column with curling volutes and sturdy capital. The curving geometries and textures surface will emulate plant forms exquisitely.
It comes in good vintage condition, with the metal showing some signs of patina and oxidisation across all surfaces. The artist’s signature is engraved on the surface.
W44 H29 D25cm