i aim to reveal a living presence and their cultural baggage by embodying them in paintings featuring a physical visibility, detectable only by real life experience.
today the primary object of identification and desire seems to be intangible images, animated by our wishes and fears – maybe the perfect embodiment of our conditions of existence – but at the same time, though their democratic meaningfulness, these images are sicked by a feeling of emptiness due to their cerebral and virtual character.
i would propose other images and another relationship with them.
the images of my painting emerge from a performance process, focused on the instant experience and in which the result is totally unexpected.
only after the image is formed, I begin to look, to recognize, accept or reject.
they feature a physical visibility, in a way that the eyes (and the hands) can touch the image, which is a real thing, rather than a shiny representation.
in our culture which tends to dematerialization, the conciliation of tangible and intangible is a meaningful objective.
- • 2018 presence through absence (pdf 298kb) | mario bertin
- • 2018 la presenza attraverso l'assenza (pdf 229kb) | mario bertin
- • 2009 the springing force of antonio pauciulo’s compositions (pdf 311kb) | maurizio calvesi | silvana editoriale