Love of life.
Man-nature relationship has seen better days. Man was the centre of the universe during the Renaissance, as man was considered the most perfect creature in the cosmic harmony. This conception provided certainties, that materialized into a type of art characterized by a marked balance from both formal and content point of view. The present era is very different, lamentably. In fact, arrogance, prevarication, mystification, a philosophy of death and destruction have become every day’s logics.
The representation of the man-nature relationship is affected by these neurotic and exasperated approaches and suffers deep wounds: Nature is not a friend any more, the supreme harmony expressed with sublime ability in the “Pastoral Concert” by Giorgione-Titian is irremediably compromised.
Starting from this disenchanted and sorrowful vision of reality, art can only express distress, imbalance, disharmony and uncertainty. Love of life is just a remembrance marred by the lacerations of memory.
This cycle works is pervaded by a bitter sense of repulsion towards contemporary reality, regarded with coldness and detachment: this drama does not belong to us any longer, something in the great wheel of History has broken down irremediably: this just has to be acknowledged. These sculptures create a set of fragments simulating the remains of who knows what story, now lost and consumed by the inescapable time overlaying its own cracks onto the image. This story devoid of all drama is blocked, “frozen” in time and space. It is like an archeologic exhibit telling us his story thank to its few fragments and the numerous wounds rather than through the few remains of the represented image.
Make a Whish
Restoration paper on wood
cm. 400 x 200 x 250
Love of Life
Plaster, wood dust, glue on wood
cm. 220 x 250 x 40
Gesso, segatura e colla, legno, terriccio Plaster, wood dust and glue, wood, soil
cm. 25 x 90 x 180
Mosaic on wood
cm. 150 x 110 x 30