Aldo Rontini, Sculptor
Fragment written for the Special Award won by Laghi at the International Ceramic Competition MINO, Japan.
"The Laghi's work traces the personal path highlighted by the subtle plays of light and shadows generated by thicker and elevated shapes in contrast with the thinner and slightly concave shapes. Strong impression of Mediterranean landscapes, which are point of interest and artist�s work is present in the masterpiece.".
Josune Ruiz de Infante, Art Critic.
Text for the Ceramic, Art and Perception Magazine
"The latest works are characterized by an implosive movement of the blocks, making them compact and transforming them into clear and steady statements, through this Laghi's Etruscan poetic construction, the pieces became precise shapes inside regular, steady and precious abstract compositions; the colors take on a wider space, the colored glazes become more intensely bright and they play a sharp contrast between them and red clay"
Franco Bertoni, Architect – Curator.
Fragments of text, written on the occasion of the Luciano Laghi's solo exhibition at the Ugonia Museum in Brisighella, Italy.
"Luciano Laghi is fortunate to live in a place in Italy where nature has not yet been completely subjected to the arid laws and the clear geometry of the economy… From Brisighella to… the Apennines… The line marked by a river, banks, crevices , forests and uncultivated areas meet flat and cultivated areas. The colors and levels vary like in a puzzle with different tiles. Green flecked areas stand out in dazzling colors amid earthy areas of ocher.
In Laghi: severe cuts, backgrounds, colors and surfaces that do not imitate a natural data but capture its most eternal reasons. Abstractions that perhaps correspond to a distant gaze, but not for this they did not participate and, in fact, they are full of admiration, desire and even regret for an absolute beauty not tainted by the most vulgar residues of human adventure on earth"