Emanuel Zoncato was born in 1975.
He enrolled at the “A. Martini” of Vicenza, where he learned the first artistic techniques. Fascinated by the informal by Alberto Burri, he soon discovered his love for the subject.
After that, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, learning to know the artistic three-dimensionality.
He has been working as a sculptor at the “Bruno Peotta e Geom. Luigi”.
The most recurrent image of his production is the face of a young woman, whose serene bending enchants and disturbs at the same time.
It enchants because it expresses youth and peace, it disturbs because it contains the mystery of life.
In the manner of an affectionate sweetness, it speaks the language of a mysterious beauty.
The female head, perfectly delineated in the block of stone from which it comes to life, seems to release thoughts in freedom from the flowing hair.
The face intersected by a polished surface that opposes the raw part, creates awe of the psychic as well as visual nature. It is an operation different from the art of taking away, where matter and form often reveal an inner conflict. A complete harmony governs these figures, which sleep protects from external contamination. A symbolic value has the bright color on the smooth surfaces of the face, displayed in such a way that the profiles of the faces on the stone can be seen from different angles as if they were lying on soft pillows. Mindful of the sculptures that once were painted, Zoncato uses the freedom granted to the contemporary artist to load his creations with different meanings, adopting a logic that is the same that governs the universe of dreams. His technical hand thus transfigures every mechanical materiality in a sort of spiritual evasion. (G. Menato)