The sculpture "Cocoon" was born during the conceiving of the exhibition Renascence, this is a meaningful term for the European Culture... Read More
The sculpture "Cocoon" was born during the conceiving of the exhibition Renascence, this is a meaningful term for the European Culture to which Marcello Gobbi belongs: linked to such ideas as rebirth and renewal it suggests a close relationship to the potentials of Sculpture as a medium for a true renaissance, putting together tradition and transformation, memory and modernity. Cocoon tells about a part in Marcello Gobbi's spiritual and artistic journey, a sort of narrative inside and outside his works, reflecting the need of changing skin, without denying the past, but constantly looking for a new creative future. His works express a state of rest, of quietness and of a non passive but active meditation. Beings in a phase of awakening and revelation, who are aware of being not just bodies, but thinking souls. Gobbi reflects upon the essence of men and women, on the individual striving to another individual, declaring their state as a passage which is action and movement. A man that becomes a cocoon -like sculpture and then a sleeping chrysalis, crouching, with a downward face, with arms holding a burgundy cloth, as if it was emerging from an original and regenerating liquid, a primordial womb. The sculpture Cocoon is suspended inside a burgundy nest, with a body covered in thousands of silicon drops: a chrysalis in fact, on a metamorphosis which is either a constriction,a dramatic tension and a possible liberation, knowing that art, when it is true, is continually evolving as life is.
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