Nowadays it is evermore difficult to find someone who knows how to
integrate perfectly with the market. With good taste and with
professionalism established over years of research and hard work.
Salvatore Tarantino, however, is one of these people. He is an
accomplished and refined artist who, following the Sicilian artistic
tradition, has elaborated a wholly original and personal technique in
his work with frames. Salvatore Tarantino’s creations are the result of
the careful selection of materials that give expression to works that
excite beyond the visual, with the gentle subtleties of tone and the
hard- won achievement obtained, notwithstanding the difficulty that
finding precious wooden pieces is increasingly rare.
The artistic modules, which are also at the heart of the Sicilian
cabinet making tradition, open a dialogue with the artistic designer, in
clear contrast to industrial mass production. With
Salvatore Tarantino has succeeded in answering public demand which does
not want to lose craftsmanship, which looks for the aesthetics of beauty
from a knowledgeable cultural heritage, which does not feel discouraged
by the time which entirely manual craftsmanship requires to achieve the
final product. Each item, a work of art of the highest level, draws
admiration, thanks to a selective and technical ability which means each
piece then expresses clear great artistic value.
Professor of Cultural Anthropology and
Industrial Archaeology for the Design
Department at the University of Palermo