Landscapes of the Mind
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Friday, 15 February 2019
10-12 a.m. / 3 - 6 p.m.
The researches of Alberto di Fabio and Tobia Ravà present different points of convergence. First of all, from the first glance, the works of both are extremely attractive and captivating. Charismatic and enigmatic artists, Tobia Ravà and Alberto di Fabio will offer you a travel in the Landscapes of the Mind...
The researches of Alberto di Fabio and Tobia Ravà present different points of convergence. First of all, from the first glance, the works of both are extremely attractive and captivating.
If we then try to understand the work of study and research that underlies all their artistic production, we discover that there are many links with the scientific and philosophical world, the mysticism, the spirituality and the cultures of the Middle and Far East. Therefore, the artistic activity of both can be placed within the framework of aesthetic conceptualism, because the part of the strong and rigorous thought is expressed through techniques and images refined and meticulous, in order to create a sensory gratification.
In both, we find references to the micro and the macrocosm, to the rational and intuitive sphere.
At the same time, the works of Alberto Di Fabio evoke the mandala, the oriental transparencies and the lightness, the filaments, the neuronal and pulmonary ramifications, the galaxies and the solar systems. His works speak through the colors and forms of theories of evolution and expansion, star clusters and celestial bodies. The artist reminds us that the particles of gas and dust are the "bricks" of which the universe is made, which contains billions of them and from which we all derive.
Tobia Ravà's research is not too far away. There are spiral geometric shapes, animals and landscapes made with an alphanumeric system in reference to the sequence of Fibonacci called the law of nature, to the golden ratio, recognized as a proportion of beauty and harmony since the Antiquity, to the sephirotic tree (tree of life), as elements for the spiritual elevation and requalification of the human being and of all humanity.
Text by Maria Luisa Trevisan