Mikrokosmos is a collection of paintings on paper started in 2015 and concluded in 2017. Each painting is a fragment of a more complex and intagible cosmos, crossed by chromatic tensions and dissonant spaces where its layers mix and corrode each other in a perpetual motion. Emotions and memories transmute into colors and unexpected geometries.
The whole collection is dedicated and inspired by the famous hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartòk (1881-1945). Between 1926 and 1939 he composed 153 short pieces for piano, collected all together with the name of Mikrokosmos (BB105). For this reason the collection will include 153 paintings, each of them numbered.
"Oscura e profonda era e nebulosa
tanto che, per ficcar lo viso a fondo,
io non vi discernea alcuna cosa.
«Or discendiam qua giù nel cieco mondo»,
cominciò il poeta tutto smorto.
«Io sarò primo, e tu sarai secondo»."
Dante, Inferno - Canto IV
The series "Limbico" brings together works on paper created during 2015 and 2016. Dimensions ranging from 10x15 to 30x40 cm. and all made with gouache, they developed from the previous "Monodie" and some transitional works (recognizable by the prevalent use of black and white). They have been were exhibited for the first time in Bologna on February 2015 at Black Market Studio in the "Limbico" exhibition. The series is made of many unnumbered works.
The series owes its name to Dante's description of Limbo and to the human limbic system.
Crepare v. intr. [lat. crĕpare]
Spaccarsi, fendersi alla superficie o in tutto lo spessore.
Della pelle o di parti del corpo, screpolarsi.
Per indicare eccesso.
Continuing the work developed in the Mikrokosmos series, here the chromatic palette is compressed on variations of black, its fractures, cracks and transitions.
Semiosis: an action or process involving the establishment of a relationship between a sign and its object and meaning.
The "Semiosis" series is made with a particular process in which the white painting re-emerges on the surface working in negative through successive black layers, making the final result very flat and extremely detailed in a way that recalls some printing techniques. The series explores the root of the sign and its process of signification.
Nodi Sciolti / Loose Ends (2018)
"Da te, consumati tutti i segni,
sciolti i nodi, rotti i patti,
distrutte le scorie,
rinasceremo alla stasi eterna"
Eight numbered works of the same size, produced in succession, to dissolve some formal values and reassemble them in a new sequence.
Melodia is a new series of works on paper started on 2017 and still in development. As in music a melody is defined "sequence of notes that makes up a musical phrase" so those works create a single visual theme using lines (rhythm) and colors (notes), trying to achieve an audiovisual synesthesia.
Made almost entirely in 2014, the Monodie series includes hundreds of works of the same format and technique. As a sort of gestural, visual and musical alphabet, they contribute to define and expand the author's own vocabulary.
21 Notturni, series I
A "Notturno" is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Notturni are generally thought of as being tranquil, often expressive and lyrical, and sometimes rather gloomy. Each "Notturni" collection is made of 21 works. The series "I" is all made with ink on natural paper, size 20x30 cm., completed on 2017