Nicolino Sirigu ‘s graphic workgives a historical and aesthetie reading most of all xylographies, in which woodengraving becorues a straight lauguage of“Olivaster-tree; in this wood as tough as stone the artist carves a strong and expressionistic mark supportd by every now and then, distribution of light and shade. Nicolino Sirigu has exhibited in nimberless art shows in Italy as in foreign countries since 1995. Reviewer aften pointed outthat by means of graphie marks, this artist was able to couvery his inner message. Salvatore Demuro, Alessandra Marta Beatrice Dotzo, Meuesini, R. Wolf, Maria Grazia Naitza, Giorgio Pellegrini and others wrote of him. The last dwelt particularly on the usage of olivastre-tree. A wood, a mark.

Giorgio Pellegrini:

Oleaster, ancient Romans thus ubed to call olivaster.tree-(And) in that harsh, latin name seems to read all the rustic toughness of a tree uehich is nearly a symbol of SARDINIA (Sardinia) and its people= coriaceaus, strong, resolute but skilled.It maybe is this symbolic scent that has persuaded Nicolino Sirigu that be should choose the extreme toughness of that tree to obtain the matrices of his xilographies.Continue...

Salvatore Demuru:

The artistic project of Nicolino Sirigu came to light andwas carried out among the quietness and the mysterious charms of an ancient land.

Rivers tinged with colours in an harsh and wild landscape, mountains as red as fire, thirsty stretches of land and enchanted nuraghiexert an irresistible charm.

Even the places where games were played and dreams were lost, among past life scenes, with dark stone houses in deserted neighbourhoods come back to life, recovering appearance, light and new chromaticisms, to revive between reality and myth.

A fairy tale told in the universal language of colours, sometimes veiled with melancholy and nourished with the pleasures of solitude.

The artist doesn’t escape from reality, rather it is indeed through this representation of his own world that he is able to be himself and express his own creativity. Continue...