Milanese artist Gianluca Pacchioni developed a passion for metal work in the 1990s while frequenting the artistic scene in Paris. An autodidact, he returned to Milan and perfected his skills working with Italian craftsmen. Forging steel himself in his workshop, he began working with bronze, brass and aluminium to create limited edition sculptures and furniture. Constantly experimenting, his innovations involve liquid metals and patinas. The pieces he creates show the contrast between raw materials – metal of course, but also stone or concrete – and the resulting beauty that is born from the artist’s skill and sensitivity. Likewise, light plays a fundamental role in his works. It amplifies the forms of expression, making them both visible and uncertain. The sculpture reveals the inner self.