Uruguayan born Pablo Atchugarry (° 1954) has made quite a name for himself ever since he discovered the wonders of marble.
As a child, Atchugarry quickly displayed signs of artistic talent, and was encouraged by his parents to develop this talent. Starting off with drawings and paintings, he found his true calling in the art of sculpture.
Only in 1979 and after some considerable experimenting with materials such as wood and iron, did he compleet his first sculpture in Carrara marble (Lumière), while residing in Europe. Shortly after which he settled in Lecco, Italy.
1987 marks the year of his first solo sculpture exhibition in Milan. Many more followed and up to this day Atchugarry displays his art across multiple worldwide exhibitions in cities such as Venice, Bruges and Buenos Aires.
The Foundation Pablo Atchugarry in Manantiales, Uruguay, was created in 2007, thus creating a meeting space in a natural environment for artists of all disciplines.
Marble is known as the "eternal" material and therefore a one of a kind exhibition was granted to him to which the Roman Colloseum served as a backdrop, fiitingly called "Eternal city, eternal marble".
Atchugarry's craftmanship, the use of marble and the timeless elegance of his creations are what attracts Lapin Quotidien to this artist.
Atchugarry currently resides in both Lecco and Manantiales but his art can be admired from Belgium to Japan.
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