Born in Viareggio in 1970, Libero Maggini is the son of two artists, being his father a sculptor and his mother a ceramist.
He started to draw comics when he was a child, then, after getting his diploma at the Liceo Artistico of Lucca, he spent one year in London to study English. When he came back to Viareggio, he worked with his father to the preparation of the scenographies of the “Festival Pucciniano” an experience wich brought to maturity his passion for sculpture and persuaded him to attend the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.
In 2008 the Carnival Foundation commissioned him the realization of a bronze work for the town of Viareggio - and that is when MAGGIO was born. - Maggio is an unusual group of five sculptures now installed at the end of the western port, that marked the beginning of a new artistic itinerary when Libero began to work in some laboratories in Pietrasanta, creating many original bronze, terracotte and marble works and lately, exploring, the mysterious world of graffiti.
Starting from the drawing and the expressiveness of figures, the artist works different materials with a personal and very unusual touch.
By moulding materials in total liberty and leaving way to fantasy, he is led to experience different technics and to confront hinself with every day reality, wich can be recognised in the expressions full of kindness and humanity of his sculptures.
Maggini’s curious and sensitive eye allows him to express himself in a fresh, natural way that can be immediately perceived in his works. Each of them becomes a stage in his life, a way to reflect and communicate a careful and continuous interior research, revealing an intricate tangle of emotions, impulsiveness and feelings.