"… So many chairs, so many benches, so many big tables, all with the wrinkled skin of old treetrunks or of rusted metalsheet. The chair is probably the central symbol of this universe, as it is deeply tied to the deep geology of terrestrial energy’s atomic force. The chair is the basis, the bearer of strength, and also the monument, the existential outlet. Urano Palma’s chairs are tower, castle, grand warehouses of the past, but they carry themselves well. They are robust, nervous, vital. They look like passers-by, always ready to enact some gesture of challenge or braveness. The head and the heart, bound together, are put in their proper place upon sitting. The chairs are mines of energy, true handcrafted bombs. AII of the work of Urano Palma reflects this existential tension. The artist’s vital philosophy lends his work this dimension of exisential fragments of a coniinuously developing basic universe … "
Urano Palma was born in Varese in 1936. After wandering through many Italian cities, careful to the artistic avant-garde movements, he settled in Milan, where he had the chance to meet great artists, such as Lucio Fontana. During his more that fifty years career, Urano Palma, made exhibitions in Germany (Ulm, Munich, Düsseldorf) in France, Spain, USA and recently in Korea, where he was chosen together with other eight sculptors to represent Italy for Seoul Olympic games with a work made of cast iron, which is at the moment at Permanent Museum of contemporary art. In Korea, precisely in Pusan, he just finished a 8 m high brass work, made for the International Exhibition of Art organised by Korean government.
Since 1960 Urano Palma has devoted himself to design. He realises sculpture-piece-of-furniture using different materials: wood, stone, bronze, glass and aluminium.