About

Sandro Trapani

In September of 2022 Beautiful Bizarre, an International Visual Art Magazine, nominated Sandro as one of the top twenty-five sculptors in the world. The sculpture section of the compitition was sponsored by Yasha Yong Projects.

https://beautifulbizarreartprize.art/about-prize/

 

https://www.yashayoungprojects.com/

 

Part of that journey involves reflecting on his own heritage. For Trapani personal history holds much speculation about where, when, and how events truthfully unfolded or what heirlooms, images, and texts really mean. This can be said about all history, in particular ancient histories. However, in much of his family history information thereof is built on speculation as his father was unclear about his own ancestry growing up as an orphan in Florence, Italy. It is in these facts that the mysterious becomes relevant and engaging. Fields such as archeology do not answer all our questions about our pasts, but the artifacts, relics and objects discovered capture our minds and allow our imaginations to explore possibilities and wonder. New narratives are built on old information.

RECENT WORK

2022

Sandro Trapani lives and works in Potchefstroom, South Africa. For his master’s degree, Trapani’s research focused on how, as an artist, thinking about behaviour influences how we alter behave, and therefore how behaviour alters our thinking. Drawing on the past, heritage, and ethnography, and how we engage with memory can lead to evolved narratives. The cyclical nature of these kinds of reflections can become obscured, absurd and obsessive. The absurd is woven into the fabric of human existence, and the nature of art. Over the past two and a half decades Trapani has explored the Sisyphean nature of the Search for Truth, and how his own truth becomes less and less obtainable, or further obscured, along this journey of discovery.

Meet the Artist

Recent Work

The Tragodia Series

The artist reflects on a sense of beauty that is redolent of memory and experience in the Tragodia Series. The places and moments of nostalgia, and at times melancholia, are recollections that are not always definitive or distinctive but are often fleeting and at times unidentifiable, as if rediscovered in another context. There is a sense of the historical but a loss of milieu. The portraits resonate with a personal experience not quite fully preserved. They become archives of collected or reclaimed memories that occasionally reveal themselves – as if accidentally found while searching for something else.

Tragodia I 

Size: 500 x 350 x 250mm

mixed media, resin, paint

SOLD

Tragodia II 

Size: 500 x 500 x 250mm

mixed media, resin, paint

SOLD

Tragodia III

Size: 500 x 500 x 300mm

mixed media, resin, paint

$ 2 050 (R 37 030)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia IV

Size: 450 x 300 x 250mm

mixed media, resin, paint

$ 1 780 ( R 32 200)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia V

Size: 450 x 300 x 250mm

mixed media, resin, paint

$ 1 780 ( R 32 200)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia VI

Size: 450 x 350 x 250mm

mixed media, resin, paint

$ 1 780 ( R 32 200)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia VII

Size: 400 x 300 x 300mm

patinated bronze powder, resin, paint

$ 2 050 (R 37 030)

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Tragodia VIII

Size: 400 x 400 x 200mm

mixed media, resin, paint

$ 2 050 (R 37 030)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia IX 

Size: 500 x 400 x 300mm

mixed media, resin, paint

SOLD

 

Tragodia XIII

Size: 350 x 300 x 300mm

cold cast bronze

$ 1 610 (R 28 980)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia XIV

Size: 450 x 400 x 400mm

cold cast bronze and drift wood

$ 1 780 ( R 32 200)

Excl. Shipping

Tragodia XV

Size: 600 x 450 x 400mm

cold cast bronze and drift wood

$ 2 227 (R 40 250)

Excl. Shipping

Phone

+27 73 170 9176

Tragodia Series