His works recreate a space suspended between the physicality of experience and the fiction of a virtual world. Through the paradox the human element, the consciousness, the breath is manifested: a performative act in the sense of being and not of appearing spectacular, reveals the original link with the void. Lives and works in Turin.
I explore the boundary between consciousness and reality and consider art as an instrument of spiritual and human growth and civic engagement.
Interested in Eastern philosophies and quantum physics, I connect the spiritual of art with the Zen practice: through creative thinking, an individual becomes a person living in harmony with the world and people, overcoming the resistance derived from simplified models of relationship and thought. The focus shifts from the object to the person, the aesthetic model gives way to discover the beauty of the whole creation. Clarity of shapes turns energy into an emotional state, purified by the inner discipline and language.
In a space suspended between the physicality of experience and the fiction of a virtual world, archetypal geometries recall circuits and microchips, singular elements introduce consciousness, breath. Through the paradox, the fiction of art crumbles the illusion of appearance, reveals the original link with the void.
The result is a soul garden which in painting feeds the magic of the agreement with the deep self, with our true nature: primary, human and singular act, instinct mediated by language, a breath that becomes a trace, a “performative act” in the sense of being and not of spectacular appearance, a disciplined and direct key to the transcendent dimension accessible neither to the senses nor to the thought and rational structures of language.
I am also an author of texts, photographs, videos, and performances. I’ve taken part in many solo and group exhibitions, festivals, workshops, publications.
I teach art to children in public schools. In this way, art becomes an instrument of peace education, integration, cooperative and experimental teaching approaches.
Every system of communication, like a living organism, regulates its internal dynamics, its processes using a code, a specific and universal language.
It is like both in the case of genetic code of a cell formed by the elemental bonds of four amino acids, and alphabets of any verbal or non-verbal language or, also, the more modern and complex logic of machine language that starts from the binary system. In any case, there is always a basic principle on which depends a system of values, even very complex. My research starts from this minimal reduction of the form to its primary components. The minimal gesture par excellence consists in regular weaving of long filaments composed of a large number of units, knotted or intertwined, with a characteristic double valence.
I was looking for a symbol capable of interpreting people and society, capable of combining ethics and aesthetics regardless of subjects dependent on the debate of political ideas. So, using simple cardboard, I initially chose to create long structures imitating a barbed wire, one of the simplest and at the same time terrifying modern technological inventions. The result was a light and harmless texture, which after the first impact seems to be the result of natural germination rather than a human work. Balance of light variations, rhythmic and hypnotic weaving create a light fiction, filaments seem to indicate an encrypted code, perhaps the genetic code of human nature.
Zen practice leads to a profound understanding of life that inspires freedom, joy, and purity. I identify this great value in creativity, the true source of everything that exists inside and outside us. If disciplined in an appropriate way, art can bring intuition beyond concepts to communicate the direct experience of harmony and joy that nourishes life, starting with the artist who produces it and becomes the first to get away with it. Creativity is a flame that feeds itself burning, radiating, awakening many minds tamed, narcotized by the consensus society. Culture, not entertainment. Song of love.
I communicate what I am. Through a complex language which appears simple like a breath, lyrical and poetic, inspired by intuition and modulated by creativity, artworks come to life and generate a spark, the only possibility of profoundly understanding the human condition and the world, sometimes even painful, and generating empathy for every form of life.