Growing up between council houses and the workshops of Oltrarno, Lorenzo Brinati was able to experience the last remnants of Renaissance Florence. In this environment of rich history and culture, Brinati first sculpted copies of Mogdigliani's heads from stones taken from the street at the age of fourteen. Now working in both Florence and the Tuscan countryside, Brinati combines this education with more than two decades working as a conservator and restorer in the traditional workshops he grew up around. His paintings transform the skills of traditional Renaissance craftsmanship into a modern and yet timeless language, combining ancient techniques with new materials. 


As a sculptor, his style derives from an attention to nature and the harmony and rhythm in the architecture of his home while still looking east, drawing inspiration from his travels as a sailor in Greece and Turkey. His interest in the relationship between architecture and music, of sound and space, also informs his work. Returning to the primordiality of emotions, Brinati searches for completeness, purity and hidden luminosity in his works, satiating the senses and making the comprehensibility of the soul his unique goal. 

Studio shots

Lorenzo Brinati was born in Pistoia in 1979. After moving to Florence at a young age Brinati grew up surrounded by the artisan workshops of the Oltrano district, experiencing the remnants of the city’s Renaissance history. He now works from his studio in the Tuscan countryside. Brinati has been represented by Cadogan since 2021, following his stay at the artist’s residency Numeroventi and the success of his joint exhibition at Cadogan, ‘Under a Dome’, curated by Martino di Napoli Rampolla. His works are widely collected across Europe and the US.





'Sono Etrusco', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK



'Under a Dome', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK


‘Walker Tower Exhibition’, Group Show, Galerie Philia, New York, USA



‘So Close So Good’, Group Show, Numeroventi, Florence, Italy



‘Eleven Spaces’, Group Show, Numeroventi, Florence, Italy



‘Scultorea2017’, Group Show, Spazio Iclab, Florence, Italy



‘Arte&Vino’, Group Show, Galleria Il Frantoio, Capalbio, Italy


‘Naturum’, Group Show, Essingersartclub, Vienna, Austria 



‘Be Water’, Studio Bong, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy


‘Ciclovino’, Group Show, Palazzo Malaspina San Donato, Siena, Italy



Numeroventi Artist Residency 2017



Art Basel Miami 2013