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SPLEEN Painting

Sergio Mario Illuminato


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 0.7 D in

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A deep thought is in constant evolution. He marries the experiences of a lifetime. One is complemented by the next one. Correcting, catching up, contradicting himself. Artistic creation in Spleen it would like to be an effective proof of this collection of defeats. Un pensiero profondo è in continuo divenire. Si sposa alle esperienze di una vita. L’uno viene integrato da quello successivo. Correggendo, riafferrando, contraddicendosi. La creazione artistica in Spleen vorrebbe essere un’efficace prova di questa collezione di sconfitte. Une pensée profonde est en constante évolution. Il épouse les expériences de sa vie. L'un est complété par le suivant. Se corriger, se rattraper, se contredire. La création artistique dans Spleen, il voudrait être une preuve efficace de cette collection de défaites.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47.2 W x 39.4 H x 0.7 D in

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My artistic research is closely linked to the vision of the world as a movement permeated by the energy of human fragility. At the core of my work lies the idea of «Corpus-et-Vulnus,» an existential alchemical synthesis that merges the physical and spiritual aspects. Visually, it’s not just about haptic volumes triggered within the device. I move within the unusual space of interstitial zones between painting∞sculpture, influenced by the language of cinema, dance, music, and photography, in order to continually re-signify exhibition spaces and experiment with practices that foster a unique process of relationships. This process can unveil a shared lexicon between artists and participants. Among many other things, I have also abandoned the nail of painting being attached to the wall of a white cube and brought the devices down from the pedestal to the ground amidst the «contemporary cathedrals of vulnerability»: former prisons-asylums-slaughterhouses-hospitals-church-boats… hibernated places in our metropolises where we can discover what lies behind-the-functioning-world. To concretize my artistic vision, I have named the devices “Communicating Artistic Organisms” because they do not have a fixed and concluded form, but are composed of an ever-evolving “Cosmic-Fabric-Weave,” where everything is in a state of change: chemical reactions, fermentations, chromatic alterations, and decay. This name reinforces the idea that art is a process closely linked to life as raw material and involves an active and inclusive interpretative nature between artists and participants, where the entire process of relationships that ensues can reveal connections, affinities, and possible developments. Expanding on the terms of site-specific and site-sensitive devices, I speak of «Site-Coexistence,» which is the attempt to create not a confrontation but a dialogue between multiple existences for a more impactful experience, even if confined to the time and space of the exhibition performance. My personal artistic language has developed through experimentation and inspiration from great masters such as Kiefer, Parmiggiani, Beuys… My artistic design is heavily influenced by the tradition of informal and conceptual art, in which the irreversible and continuous transformation of the «Body-beyond-Matter» is an integral part of an «Nomadic Ethics» and «Aesthetics-of-Convergence» based on the creative mechanisms of Ruins.

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