francesco gennari

(Fano, Italy 1973. He lives and works in Fano and Milan, Italy) A sculptor and installation artist, he creates images and objects, in huge geometrical works, a complex mathematical and alchemical system investigating the metamorphoses between lifeless matter and life. He often spends hours observing his objects in order to capture that decisive instant with his camera. In his opinion, absolute observation can be only separate from individual human perception of space and time. In addition, he reveals a romantic notion of art, involving spiritual experience and magical thinking. The snail on whipped cream in Having oneself as a solo reference point (2004) and his self-portraits are strong examples of his output that he defines as “a single great work, which is a metaphysical landscape.” Since 1999 he has taken part in several exhibitions at home and abroad, including his recent solo shows at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Saint-Étienne (France), at the Galerie Johnen in Berlin, and at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle (Belgium) in 2009.

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