Bombardieri is renowned for bringing public squares and parks to life with monumental sculptures of wild animals caught in unconventional situations. Like in a circus, the first impression that these creatures instil in the audience is a smile, followed by a more serious consideration on human nature.
Born in Brescia in 1968. He works in Italy, France and Germany. Stefano Bombardieri acquired his knowledge of artistic techniques and of the use of materials from his father. He initially approached figurative sculpture, influenced by the great masters of the ’900. His later experimentation's led him to develop a philosophical approach to art, treating themes such as the time and its perception, or the experience of pain in Western culture.
His work starts from reality and then detaches from it, approaching fantastic universes and inner worlds. Aside from taking inspiration from the great masters of sculpture, he is also inspired by the Arte Povera movement, Minimalism, video-installations, and Conceptual art. Since the 90s, he has mainly produced large-scale works for public and private spaces.