My work investigates the relationship between consciousness and reality, and is increasingly linked to the practice of meditation which represents the gateway to consciousness, beyond the filter of thought, where intuition takes shape, the sign transmits the energy of life that interconnects everything in the Universe.
In paintings and installations, I recreate a suspended space between the physicality of experience and the fiction of the virtual world that recalls the architecture of a microchip, a printed circuit with a potentially infinite extension, in which we are directly absorbed within it and invited to reflect ourselves in the figures that inhabit it. The paradox dissolves the deception of the mind that creates ghosts and illusions, restores the original bond with true reality, which is an experience of peace, love, joy, beyond the infinite declination of beauty.
For me, painting is a primary, human and partial act, an instinct mediated by language, a breath that becomes a sign, a “performative act” in the sense of being and not of appearing spectacular: a disciplined and direct access key to the dimension of the transcendent not accessible to the senses, to thought and to the rational structures of language.
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.