concept

concept

My current work is tied to the symbolic value of the mechanical object and to the potent metaphor of the gear wheel seen as a paradigm of the complexity of relationships at the foundation of human experience.

I like to capture, inside a rigid structure like that of a machine, a sign of life and to equate its mechanical movement, which always stays the same, to a willingness to succeed, to a constant rhythm in search of meaning and to an end other than that of simple production. I see the complex of gear wheels, the way they interlock, each causing the other’s rotation, and creating a force, as a perfect metaphor of our human condition where each individual gains vitality from their relationship with others. The more the gear wheel adds new elements the less the fatigue, the more the movement becomes fluid. Conversely the complexity of the system makes it susceptible to breakdowns and therefore, still metaphorically speaking, we can see how our existence stays tied to a double thread of the relationships that make up the system and are only one component of the larger and more complex mechanisms. All of these macro and microcosms together are continually interacting and evolving to the point that their density and interdependence, even of a single element, makes us both slaves and masters of our existence.

The recent integration of the human figure into my work is that of everyday use and is aimed at making the metaphor even more self-evident. Even if the figure is alongside or superimposed on the planes, they suggest on another level, suspended and contemplative, that their action establishes a rapport and contributes to carrying out the concept.