For the past years, the topic of my pictures has gone around our
ancestors´ reminscences represented inside the old rooms. Here, the human
element appears in a latent way. In the recent ones, however, this
element is clearer with the emerging of faces (sometimes formed by
animals) among stones or cobwebs, shaping, at the same time, other faces
"where the single one is linked with the everything". We are
looking through the window of life that separates the outside from the
inside but, for some reason, we only see what we have within.
The study of the lights (as I see it) emerges a an ambicious, but
not impossible, challenge. The game consists of catching the atmosphere
of a certain instant of the day.
MANIFEST FOR THE NEW CENTURY
Long time before I was born, Photography had liberated painters
from the responsibility of portraying external reality. Taking the baton
from the Impressionists, their heirs headed by Fauve and Matisse, with
their wild colours, at the very beginning of the Twentieth century, ended
by exploding the old fashioned Academicism, thus opening the great source
of the historical Avantgardes, giving continuously rise to
In my opinion the following are outstanding painters and currents:
E. Munch and the violent but touching Expressionism, Picasso who in the
search of his own way, found out, after Cubism, the innocence in
painting. Meanwhile, the Surrealists, in debt to the radical Dadaism,
explored into the unconscious, and Kandinsky announced through Abstraction,
that the Image was wore.
The abandonment of perspective, smashing silhouettes, increasingly
less recognizable, over the canvass, the emergence of "fields of
colour", the energetic "gesture" as stroke, the textures,
the "Material" painting, the "plain colours" barely
elaborated, the childlike, or like crazy, drawing with deliberately
deformed boundaries, and that growing trend to simplification, the
displayed scene loosing importance in favor of the picture itself, and
the apparently unfinished appearance of the pictures, imply an
interesting step in the History of Art, but it has not been assumed by
Nowadays, in the blurred line between the two centuries, we
approve that the artist is just the end of the wire that merge every
people and from which shoot, through the art, little
pieces of the extensive mystery that shapes the perception and the human
Therefore I can affirm that the art is anonymous, the main issue
is the work, not the artist. The signature is only a market issue.
Indeed, this market issue is the responsible to place and remove artists
To finish my opinion from the beginning of the XXI century I am
going to say that I pretend to stay away from the current fashion.
I VINDICATE the need of telling something. Probably such “something” has no sense, but no
matter at all: I am not here to solve misteries, but to
plan them. Also i do not like to affirm, I prefer to suggest.