Cesare Bollini Bonazza
Maestro Cesare Bollini Bonazza was born in Venice.
Fascinated by all forms of art, including music, sculpture and painting from an early age, after high school Bollini devoted himself to sculpture and graphic work as an apprentice in several workshops, where he acquired sound technical and manual skills.
The turning point of his career occurred after meeting an old Venetian master craftsman who used to work in an old Benedictine monastery. Under this highly experienced artisan Bollini gained artistic and technical knowledge – as well as a secret technique for processing precious materials – and started to learn a new way to express himself in art.
He began to use gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium and silver for his works and spent some years working in goldsmith's workshops in Vicenza, one of Italy's leading centers for jewelry manufacturing, where he designed exclusive jewelry and refined his casting technique.
He then founded his own business, Technoart Italia, patenting an innovative production system for his works.
In 1999 and 2000 Bollini was invited by the Biennale of Venice to design and make the gold and platinum awards for the "Venice International Film Festival" and an exclusive gadget made of melted glass and pure gold.
In 2001, the European Commission in Brussels invited Bollini to submit a project to celebrate the the introduction of the new European currency, the Euro. Bollini manufactured patented plaques that were used in 2002 to represent the Euro for institutional matters.
Using an exclusive technique, that involved melting gold, Bollini started making original reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's works of art. The results were so striking that a famous art gallery in Florence commissioned a series of works that were sold even to customers in Japan.
At this point Technoart became an Art Workshop and was renamed after its founder "Bollini – Creazione d'arte in Oro e Platino" that is "Bollini – Creations in Gold and Platinum" by "Bollini Arts Studio Italy".
The meeting with Chezaray, a talented Italian photographer based in America (Las Vegas), led Bollini to refine his technique of art reproduction, combining it with photography.
That gave life to exclusive works featuring cast gold on Venetian art glass, a truly, one of a kind technique in the world.
This personal technique was used to carry out among other things, the portrait of actor Pierce Brosnan, singer Selena Perez and the great Elvis Presley in October 2012.
Bollini's flagship products are engravings, which occupy an important part of Bollini's production and features prominently in Europe's art scene for their unparalleled beauty and quality.
Bollini's works have been on display at prestigious art exhibitions and trade fairs in Italy and Europe, including, among others: International Art Fair in Florence, Arezzo Museum Image, Macef Fiera di Milano, Art Museum "Casa dei Carrarresi" Treviso, the Swiss International Exhibition of Excellence in the Arts held in Locarno and Monte-Carlo International Fine Art & Antique Fair. Gran Galà dell'Arte Contemporanea Museo Agostiniano in Rome. Palazzo Giustinian, Venice, by Vittorio Sgarbi. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.
Bollini was selected among the great artists in the world, to exhibit at the 2011 Biennale of the Art Museum in Chianciano, Tuscany, which is partnered with the Gagliardi Art Gallery in London. On that occasion, Bollini received the 3rd Leonardo Prize for Applied Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award and an Honourable Mention for Artistic Merit by the international jury.
Bollini has also been invited to exhibit at the London Art Biennale to be held at Chelsea Old Town Hall, in January 2013.
On that occasion, Bollini's artwork "Blue Dream" was definitely the most impressive and spectacular piece in the show and received the "Special Mention for Excellence Prize" by the international jury.
Exhibition of Elvis Presley portrait - Las Vegas, USA
Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Louvre. - Paris, France
Exhibition of Contemporary Art curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. - Palazzo Giustinian, Venezia, Italy
Tiepolo International Award - Milan, Italy
Current Masters 2 - WWAB, Santa Barbara California, USA
Italian - Selection of contemporary art by Vittorio Sgarbi
Masters - Selection of contemporary art by Vittorio Sgarbi
London Art Biennale - Second Prize for Applied Art
Critical Analysis by Timothy Warrington - ICAC (International Confederation of Art Critics).