The love for wood and pine nuts, for plant and natural materials, which retain in their fibers something of “germination” quality, has caused the author to always be attracted to the particular organic constitution of these materials and become a sensible interpreter . Gillo Dorfles Gaeti’s creations are an exceptionally appropriate example for the relaunch of an autonomous handicraft that is in tune with current art trends and at the same time retrieves certain techniques and certain expressive values of the past. Valerio Gaeti, a sculptor of Mantua origins who moved to Cantù, attends the Institute of Art following the teaching of Giuliano Vangi. He finished artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan with the sculptor Alik Cavaliere.
An unremitting work has led him to directions that are getting closer to the creative processes of nature. For example, the medalline was a material that allowed him to overcome certain Traditional sculptural mechanisms and made him know about alternative ways of doing and building. The love for the woods has led him to harvest abandoned branches, robinia trunks, reunited them with ornamenting them by shape, length and maturation, shaved them, scraped them, giving them a new vitality and trying to recover the life they contained, Joining them in the midollo and producing sculptures of rare freshness. Not comfortable and fashionable roads, but difficult, tangled paths, dotted with unfamiliar branches that have long been a source of enthusiasm and passion.