Roberto Stell


Untitled / Forma viva 1984

steel plates chain / 500 x 1000 x 500 cm / Rimski vrelec, Kotlje
The thematic starting point of the sixth Forma viva symposium in Ravne inspired Roberto Stell to design a composite structure with an intriguingly ambiguous and poetically oriented message. In the postmodern sense of allegorical visual language, the steel staircase symbolises the human desire for overcoming obstacles and for free initiation into the heights of the unknown, while the conical ‘anchor’ illustrates the human fears and burdens of the past that hinder one’s progress on this path. The content-based emphases are underscored effectively by the technically pure implementation of imaginative sculptural volumes.

Roberto Stell was born on 16 March 1953 in Opatija, Croatia. Ethnically, he is Italian. After finishing Technical School (Construction) in Rijeka, he entered university to study architecture in Ljubljana, completing his studies in 1981. In 1976, he enrolled in the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He participated in the sculpture summer school in Marušiči, Istria, and in Forma viva in Seča near Portorož. He works in the field of architecture, design and sculpture.

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