Antonio Violano is a Florentine sculptor who currently resides in Barcelona. His profound knowledge of the Etruscan civilization has influenced him deeply as well as his treatment of compact volumes, over which the light neatly shines.
Violano is definitely a Tuscan artist, very complex and with a long trajectory, whose work fluctuates between the figurative style, from which it was born, and the modern abstract style, which he was influenced by during his stay in the USA and from the vitality and unstructured nature of Barcelona's El Born neighbourhood, from which he continues working.
Because of his work and long investigative trajectory, l'Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno in Florence appointed him Honorary Academic in 2002 and ordinary academic in 2019.
From 1965 to 2019, Antonio exhibited in the United States, Portugal, Hungary, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. He was invited three times at the Paris Biennale in the Rodin Museum. He was also awarded the Gold Medal at the 7th Mostra Nazionale "Arte e Sport" at the Palazzo dei Congressi di Firenze in 1972.
In 2010, he participated in the 54th Biennale di Venezia where he was awarded first prize for an artistic short film. In November 2012, he participated at the exhibition "Arte e Sport" in Florence, promoted by the Regione Toscana. In 2014, he participated in a tribute to Michelangelo named "Dall'idea al fare artistico – Omaggio a Michelangelo" at the Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno in Florence. In 2017, he held an exclusive exhibition entitled "Antonio Violano" in Rome at the Istituto Portugués de Sant'Antonio.
In 2019, he started an expo at the Hotel Estela in Sitges with works of artists like Dali, Chillida and Subirachs. Since September 2019, part of his collection has been exhibited at Madrid's Vitra showroom and from November also at the Hotel Almanac in Barcelona.