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The project "Vertical Reflection", artworks in steel, felt and wood, investigates vertical modernity meeting horizontal tradition, fast-paced fashion versus the paralysis of conventions, the boundary between private and public dimensions, trends and beliefs. “A Vertical Reflection of thoughts and hints that metaphorically mark the stages of man’s journey in search for the meaning of life. At first Colour – surface, questions. Then Shapes: research, commitment, choice. Then again Matter: answers, individual certainties”. This artistic creation is an encouragement to reach awareness and test our limits, which represent the evolutionary heritage of society as a whole, trace the boundaries of change and disclose the future of mankind, defining the meaning of life and our own existence.
1_CAOS: Colour, Identity
Colour covers all surfaces, it is a feeling, an impression. Hence the use of rich, pure colours and the obsessive repetition of a single volume - apparently working on modularity, crushing variety, through the human gesture of a brush stroke – expresses joy and emotion, to claim that individuals are only part of society through their own identities, which make each city multiethnic, cosmopolitan and unique. Personal identity embodies fondness and memories that are powerfully conveyed by the concept of Home through warm, emotionally-charged felt, a symbol of personal cohesion, sheltering everybody’s soul and love.
2_ORDER: Shape, Choice
Shape moulds matter, organizes space, models boundaries. It is discussion, communication, clash, a choice between apparent opposites: man and nature, softness and hardness, interior and exterior, dark and light. It is research, pondering and commitment for each of us to find our own place in the world and express our identity. It embodies the taste of modern society, so the softness of hand-worked felt interacts with wood, nature and the environment, expressing the developing world and the ensuing development of men, partially conscious of their direction, yet determined to move forward.
3_ COMPLEXITY: Matter, Substance
Matter is substance, the essence and meanings arising from research, with unavoidably partial results, just like volumes jutting out of the mirrored surface, in an endless game of doubles between real and virtual, known and unknown… while still being solid, reliable and grounded. Matter represents self-awareness, being aware of our limits. Abilities, skills and knowledge are joined in a 3D experience, in a complex dimension where the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts, where we find our place in the bosom of society and establish relationships with other individuals who recognize and accept us. Matter is wisdom, a place we can call Home, life lived to the fullest.
It represents Nature as apparently opposed to man and human action, and the lessons yet to be learned. Experience makes it a friendly material you can rely on, an embodiment of memory and human history, a matter preserving traditional and cultural human values, wisdom and knowledge. It makes time meaningful in its slow yet relentless flow, and survives man to pass on our message beyond life.
Looking in the mirror is an age-old innate gesture that has accompanied human development, an intimate moment which conveys getting ready before making the scene in society, whatever our culture. It refers to our identity and conveys the importance of imagination in life and in making our own future as we wish it to be. We are all equal before a mirror, driven towards an eerie unsubstantial dimension suspended between dream and reality, seeking our new meaning of life.