THE EYE SEES A THING MORE CLEARLY IN DREAMS THAN IMAGINATION WHEN AWAKE

The Eye Sees A Thing More Clearly in Dreams than Imagination when Awake is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's 'Aphorisms and New Prophecies' and made on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death. The pieces was part of the group exhibition A Misura D'Uomo at Luca Tommasi gallery alongside works by Sue Arrowsmith, Davide Benati, Ian Davenport, Alberto Di Fabio, Letizia Galli, Alexis Harding, Joseph Marioni, Matteo Montani, Carmengloria Morales, Peter schuyff, Sean Shanahan, Daniel Sturgis, Patrick Tabarelli and Peter Zimmermann.

A wall based expanded painting, it presents 5 signature brainwaves of imagination: those that mark different peculiar moments of the imaginative cosciousness – like a spectrum of imagination. Echoing Leonardo's ideas of man as a measure of nature and a mirror of the universe, the five selected fragments of brain tracks are blown up and reproduced into acrylic glass shapes: their proportions, transparency, reflectiveness and fluorescent glow bring them back to confront the physical body and the sphere of perception.

 


Acrylic glass
60x60cm

2019

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