I passed the last few years trying to use art as a tool to impact upon reality. There were periods in which I was poor, upset, unsatisfied. That’s probably why I got into making art in the first place. I was concerned with doing something that could change the world I was living in.
What follows is a selection of projects that reflects this approach to the work of art, that made me experiment with various formats, with the final scope of merging with reality. I did this by gathering people in collective performances, creating events, or in a more traditional manner by realizing sculptures from ready made and crafted objects merged together.
None of these operations are extraordinary; on the contrary, they are simple, light, subtle.
I seek radicality and profoundness in the simplicity of the common. A bright green banana tree leaf on my little terrace in Milan. A paper bag in which I carry the groceries home. A new pair of flashy colored sneakers. These objects means more than we usually admit to ourselves. It’s just that, in the noise of the life we live in, we don’t pay attention. This is why, in my work, I have adopted a form of radical realism – a combination of awareness, acceptance, and pragmatism, together with strong idealism, commitment and desire.
Languages, codes, rules. They can fold. This is not a catalogue of artworks. It's a research of freedom.