¡¡

¡¡

¡¡

Marialuisa Tadei

Divini Vultus
Glass and marble mosaic, cement
190cm (6ft) diameter
2008

Marialuisa Tadei is an Italian-born sculptor who has shown widely at leading museums, galleries and art fairs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America, including at this year¡¯s Venice Biennale and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Increasingly, too, she is undertaking public commissions, often working in her trademark hand-cut mosaic, such as a recent 18ft-high landmark sculpture for Coral Springs, Florida. Her pieces spring from her desire to bridge the gap between today¡¯s global consumer culture and the past¡¯s understanding of the importance of spirituality and aesthetics. ¡°My work,¡± she says, ¡°aims to establish a dialogue between the seen and unseen aspect of our selves. By establishing a connection with the viewer, I hope to make the sublime visible.¡±  Tadei also works in materials such as steel, glass and bronze, and in unusual ones such as feathers. She lives in London and New York.

¡¡

¡¡