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|identification of the subject
|abstract painting/reconstructivist work
|materials and techniques
|oil on canvas
|measurements in centimeters cm
|60 x 80 x 1,8
|on the back/bottom/right
|issued at the same time as the sale
|no print issued
|state of conservation
|location of the work
|Rome · Italy
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Description of work
Stylized vermicular and various serpentine figures tangle and dart everywhere, almost always surmounted by circular symbols in Egyptian style, representing the emblem of the solar disk.
An anthropomorphic sign, depicting a stylized bipedal figure, in archaic style, appears on the right rib, in the lower part of the canvas.
Quadrangular shapes of various colors are scattered throughout the body of the work, together with numbers or letters, upside down or not, depending on the case.
Rapid polychrome brushstrokes appear in the foreground in all directions.
The stratification in the hierarchy of details of all these elements supports a clear differentiation between the different depths of field, particularly evident here, which give the work a sort of optical three-dimensionality.
On the bottom, linear or semi-circular structures assemble a structural and shaded blue scaffolding.
A whitish-blue background supports the castle of overlapping layers, allowing the dynamics of the elements to develop.
“Synthetic Intelligence”, or rather, artificial intelligence.
Electronic exchanges and their speed. The choice between various options. The directions, putative or otherwise, between the graphic pushes and the assignment of weights. Exchanges, typical of the world of automation. The unpredictability. Randomness, real or presumed.
As, after all, the language of and between machines is and must be simple. The language of our time.
The visual impact of this work seems to abandon, in this case, any type of secondary conceptuality. There are no underlying principles. Hidden meanings. Or at least, that’s what it would seem. What we see is, quite simply, what we are witnessing.
“What you see, is what you get”. And, precisely in witnessing the almost computational unfolding of everything that happens before our eyes, one has the impression of being absorbed and overwhelmed by this ongoing acceleration. We feel like we are “running” together with the work.
A total perceptive involvement therefore.
Just as, after all, we have the strong feeling that, returning to ourselves, everything will continue to flow anyway. To scroll. Regardless of our discretion. Panta Rei.
The work is extremely “contemporary”. In the most literal sense of the term. A composition unequivocally and inextricably linked to its century.
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