2009 -2014 Imaginary Metropolises
Until recently, through an effort to defend myself by forcefully enforcing my presence in the world, works have emerged where the process itself was a lasting escape from the existing reality. One of these actualizes fantasies is the series of Imaginary Metropolises where anger was the vehicle through which I attempted to become lost in a journey through space and time.
The body itself, condensing in the gesture anger and the fantasy for a journey in time, gets to be portrayed as a conflict of white and black, in constant rotation and competitiveness. The surface was always an impenetrable wall where the sound of percussions often accompanied the composition.
The result was a series of large-scale works consisting of superimposed surfaces, a set of grids, among which often elements that refer to Prisons, Stairs and maps of Metropolises are distinguished; all these reffering to dystopia.
The thematic unit Imaginary Metropolises explores the hybridisation of individual and social identities in contemporary cities.
I am interested in illustrating the construction sprawl across the planet, a mesh of itineraries, a different aspect of the face, individual choices of different destinations on a path of unknown beginning or end. I attempt an artistic mapping of chaos.
The body of works depicts the random drift in the big city, on traces branching out like streets on a map.
The situationist drift is the structural element behind the construction of images where multiple layers of events create a mesh of intersecting trajectories, whose densities increase or decrease like in music.
With the abolition and reconstitution of form evolves the idea of a new global community, without beginning, middle or end.