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Gianni Caravaggio Cause

ø cm 40
Gianni Caravaggio trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and for years has focused in his plastic art on the dynamic potential of sculpture. Since the start of his career in the early 1990s, the artist has created, using different materials, phenomenologically open sculptures-forms in order to show their evolution in space and time. In the artist’s view, the perspective on the real changes continually, so form, never conceived as closed and immutable, must be dynamic, with no value in its own right but insofar as it is part of a process. Caravaggio’s conception of the plastic, understood as a tool for evaluating and experimenting with the progressive states of matter, relates to the artist’s interest in the sciences and in a vision of the universe as a fluid organism undergoing constant transformation, aspects which are reevoked in the sculptures-forms he creates – primeval, dynamic, and vital. In "Cause" Caravaggio moves beyond the object-related nature of sculpture and with movement and video projection, shows and stresses the archaic, process-based, temporal dimension of the spherical image. The object is conceived according to the idea of a “seed” image that naturally invites viewers to interact with it, giving rise to reveries linked to their innermost selves. And so, in line with Caravaggio’s conception, the very act of observing becomes an act of creation, transforming spectators into makers, in an osmotic relationship with the viewed object, the “cause” of their creating.
On View
Gianni Caravaggio, exhibition catalogue (Pesaro, Centro arti visive Pescheria), Turin 2008. L. Hegyi, E. Zanella (eds.), Gianni Caravaggio: enfin seul = finalmente solo = alone at last, exhibition catalogue (Saint-Etienne, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain; Gallarate, MAGA-Museo Arte Gallarate), Cinisello Balsamo 2014.
Photo Credits
Foto Roberto Galasso
Legal status
Donation by Claudia Gian Ferrari
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