Born in Viareggio in 1970, Libero Maggini is the son of two artists. His father is a sculptor and his mother a ceramist. Already as a child he was keen on drawing comics. After getting his diploma at the Liceo Artistico of Lucca, he went to London to study English.
Back to Viareggio, he worked with his father on the scenography of the “Festival Pucciniano” and brought to maturity his passion for sculpture. He then decided to attend the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.
In 2008 the Carnival Foundation asked him to realize a bronze work for the town of Viareggio - MAGGIO was born. - Maggio is group of five sculptures that marked the beginning of a new artistic itinerary.
Libero began to work in Pietrasanta, creating bronze, terracotta 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 totally free and leaving way to fantasy, he is led to experience different technics and to confront himself with everyday reality, what can be recognised in the expressions full of kindness and humanity of his sculptures.
Libero’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