Paolo Benvenuti was born in Florence on 9th May 1981; he now lives in the countryside just outside the city. After obtaining his diploma from the arts high school, Liceo Artistico L. B. Alberti, he was first employed as an assistant stone restorer, then as an apprentice wood carver.
In 2000 he attended a course in stone masonry at the travertine marble quarries at Serre di Rapolano, where he was hired as a craftsman and assistant sculptor. Here he had the opportunity of collaborating in the execution of sculptures for Pietro Cascella, Matthew Spender, Jean Paul Philippe and Mauro Berrettini. In 2005 he was also involved in the restoration of the historiated floor of Siena Cathedral.
He is currently continuing his artistic research, creating unique works sculpted in the traditional manner entirely by hand and using various types of stone and marble. Although his sculpting technique has ancient roots, Paolo Benvenuti creates sculptures with his personal touch and with contemporary features. He likes to create paradoxes between the human and natural dimensions, geometry, solidity and shapeless abstractions of rough surfaces, making powerul contrasts between reason and instinct, producing refined pieces of sculpture and design.