“I simply wanted to create a sense of movement in what is usually considered a static material.” Massimo’s fusion of ancient Muranese techniques with a contemporary flare for design results in elegant sculptures inspired by the beauty that surrounds him in Venice. The artist’s murrina vessels recall the play of natural light on the varied textures found in the Venetian cityscape: water, stone, and brick.
Born in Venice in 1957, Micheluzzi studied art history at Ca’ Foscari, the University of Venice. Introduced to the world of glass by the Venini family, in 1993 he began collaborating with Laura de Santillana, granddaughter of Paolo Venini. Within a few years, he was producing works of his own, and in 1998 he had his first exhibition in Milan. Since then, he has exhibited in cities all over the world.