Born in Rho (MI) in 1985. He graduates in sculpture at the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze” in 2010.
During his studies he works in some artistisc laboratories analyzing less conventional sculptural techniques.
In the same years Barbieri becomes assistant of professional set designer and sculptor Cristian Biasci who teaches him set design.
In 2009 Barbieri was selected to realize the Monte dei Paschi di Siena prize for the international event “Danza in fiera”. In 2011 he projects and realizes some set designs of some theatrical performances for the Teatro Stabile of Grosseto. Antonio Barbieri has exhibited in Milan, Spoleto, Benevento, San Gimignano, and more…
Fundamental point in his artistic research is the Figure. Metal becomes flesh or cloth and tries to emulate the natural forms in a dramatic research of equilibrium.
Always fascinated by tradition of the classical representation, he looks for materials and techniques that allow him to immortalize the reality of human society in all its shades.
Behind his iron sculptures, Barbieri tries to contrast the trembling and dynamic sensation of the metal tangle with the quiet static nature of the subjects represented in his job.
Barbieri’s work is also appreciated by public overseas.