Francesco Gennari. The Storm is Coming
Francesco Gennari (Pesaro, 1973) is one of the most influential artists of his generation. In his work, where the various experiences of metaphysics and minimalism find a point of contact, he gives shape to perceptions and states of mind through the creation of sculptures and drawings, largely conceived as mental landscapes, and photographs of himself. Along this path, one which we might define as being of “fine-tuned investigation,” a painstaking and poetic process, self- representation constitutes a key feature. In Gennari’s approach, the choice of materials is one of great importance: from the traditional ones used for sculpture to those of common use—be they organic or industrial—they become an expression in their own right of a precise psychological state, variable in relation to different times of day, and to more or less recurrent events or actions carried out in the everyday dimension. The show in Bergamo sets out to narrate this fluid and eclectic dimension of the artist’s outlook, giving rise to a changing landscape, both in its forms and materials, representative of the complexity of the artist’s research in the field of self- representation.
March 23, 2020