Gianfranco Baruchello, the garden of the mind

  • Past
  • 18 November 2016 - 10 January 2017

MO – FR 9:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00. Saturday by appointment

 

Baruchello (Livorno 1924) is an artist and an intellectual highly educated, thoughtful and multifaceted. The thought leading his hand draws a rapid and slow spiral, which is at the same time simple and dizzying. A thought that circumscribes a vast artistic vision that is simultaneously experimental, multifaceted, social and political, which ranges from the open work by Marcel Duchamp and John Cage to the video art and the conceptual universe of the latest perspectives offered by the Land Art. In this broad perspective, we cannot consider his oils on canvas, his enamels on aluminium or on cardboard, his mixed media and his collages, as isolated self-referential works, but should be interpreted as the pieces of a vast artistic mosaic. We see signs, drafts, drawings, hieroglyphics and cosmogonic points, dialoguing together on white surfaces in a vision that reveals the fragment as a unit and the unit as a fragment: the centrality as the dispersion and the periphery as the centre. Since nothing is known, everything is imagined.

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