New Worls
Sollai Cartwright
Period: 16- 17 Feb 2018
Vernissage: 16 Feb 2019 (Fri) 18:00

"Come and share an evening to celebrate my sculpture, of Art, light and form.

These sculptures are just some of the pieces going to exhibit at Art Central Hong Kong, the Centenary Opening for Australia House, London and to a solo show at MARS gallery, Melbourne Australia.

This show is to give back to Berlin for the inspiration and amazing artistic community found here.

I look forward to welcoming you for a glass of wine and a tour of my work."

- Sollai


Born 1988, countryside Victoria, Sollai studied carving in Pietrasanta Italy, under the tutelage of Italy’s Artigiani. He returns to this art mecca annually to collect marble from the quarries and has them sent to his permanent studio in Berlin, Germany where he lives with his wife and Muse, contemporary dancer – Danica Hilton.
Sollai takes his inspiration from nature, his greatest teacher, but also frequents the many art masters housed in museums world wide; he is particularly fond of old masters such as Moore, Brancusi, Marini, Picasso, Matisse, but is, inevitably influenced by all things that make the heart yearn.
For Sollai, carving and making Art is a pursuit in connecting with the universe, “I carve because it takes me away from ego, and connects me to the Universe and its beauty in a productive way.”
Many of Sollai’s sculptures are purely explorations of form and light. His works are a journey to the beholder as well as to himself and he would say that he is in collaboration with the marble itself and the materials desires are as important as his own. The works therefore establish themselves in very organic and evocative forms.
Sollai recently exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in March 2019. In 2018 he showed in the Exhibition Hall of Australia House, London, celebrating the centenary of the buildings construction on the Strand.  Art Central Hong Kong with MARS Gallery of Melbourne, 2018. He has a major piece in esteemed Bei Wu Sculpture Park Germany and showed for the opening in 2016. Sollai has had solo exhibitions with MARS gallery Melbourne, 2016, Hardman Gallery Berlin 2018, private shows in collectors gardens and salons in Hong Kong and Berlin. Sollai is placed in major private collections, such as with the late Art Collector, Neilma Gantner. He otherwise has works collected in Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland and Italy.

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