Michelangelo once said that sculpture can be
done in two ways only:
or "by adding.".
At the start of third millennium, thanks to modern
technology, sculptures can be done
Truth is not distributed freely, it has to be conquered, created. It is
a discovery and an invention at the same time.
Through awareness that life contains in its womb drama as a basic
element – just like joy and wonder – and that this
elementary truth is very hard to discover and accept, I believe I have
overcome the dramatic vision of the sharpest contradictions of our
By discovering and unearthing the fossils of my ancestral loves and
troubles, which are deep and common to all men, I have gradually freed
myself of anatomical shapes to venture in search of the basic laws that
determine the sedimentation of both thoughts (sculptures of the mind)
and concrete material forms. I have always been fascinated by the
astonishing mutations in the shape of shells, their geometric shape and
the mathematics that sustains such incredible beauty, and now the time
has come to test my ability to build new sculptures “by
Overlapping layers of material and mental sediment that are generated
with time to give life to round things; winding internal cavities
– otherwise impossible – that gradually build
themselves up layer after layer. Mathematical curves with cold
equations, variously composed and fantastically interpreted in their
reciprocal position, breathe life into vibrant objects with no obvious
beginning or end – without a privileged base, as if to
signify that in an era of space travel even gravity can be overcome.
I like to think of my latest sculptures as strange
objects wandering through space, rotating around themselves in a
dimension in which the concepts of “up” and
“down”, “in” and
“out” are totally meaningless.
Guido Moretti - 1958