Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Luciano Garbati is an Argentine artist. His journey into the world of art began with drawing at an early age, ultimately leading him to discover his passion for sculpture.
After graduating from the National School of Fine Arts and studying at the Superior School Ernesto de la Cárcova, he pursued various courses for refinement. He traveled to Carrara, Italy, on multiple occasions to learn the technique of stone carving, leveraging his family ties there. In 2001, thanks to a scholarship granted by the National Fund for the Arts and the Italian Cultural Institute, he completed a master’s program in Rome, which allowed him to delve into his aesthetic reflection to approach his own sculpture. Currently, he is studying to obtain a degree in visual arts at the National University of the Arts.
Garbati’s work is in constant dialogue with figurative sculptural tradition, particularly the Italian heritage from the Renaissance to the Baroque. His work draws inspiration from those movements and often builds upon them to create his own poetic expression. His work could be seen as an attempt to capture some of the forms of “vocatio” from his own symbolic repertoire, resulting in a personal and unique mythological collection.
Garbati’s work has been displayed in various Argentine institutions, both in solo and group exhibitions, such as the Museum of Comparative Fine Arts Ernesto de la Cárcova, the Ernesto Larreta Museum of Hispano-American Art, and the Italian Embassy in Argentina, among other places. It has also been showcased in cities like New York, Miami, and Istanbul. His artwork “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” has recently garnered significant global attention, having been selected by the city of New York for display in a public space. Currently, it is exhibited until September 17 at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Caen, France, alongside works by Benvenuto Cellini, Auguste Rodin, Peter Paul Rubens, and other artists.