Paolo Canevari conveys the complexity of the fleeting and transient reality of the contemporary world through the use of multiple mediums, from sculptures, to drawings, to installations and to videos. His work stems from thoughts and reflections on the transient nature of art and on the significance of artistic sculptures in modern society. While wondering on the value and origin of the most intimate aspects of memory, the artist develops his own personal language where symbols, pop culture, historical knowledge and politics are intertwined in a new interpretation of daily life and where memory and remembrance take on a metaphysical form.
Constellations presents works from the artist ranging from the early 2000’s until his latest production. The series Constellations, produced between 2017 and the first months of 2018, is presented for its first viewing at the occasion of this exhibition. In these artworks the artist uses his favoured material, rubber, together with diamonds, to reflect on the universality of art as an opportunity for salvation, in a conceptual continuation of the series of drawings/collages Black Tears. Here, signs disappear: the picture vanishes giving way to the imagination of the artist and the observer, and the paper itself becomes a narrative of its own nature and essence.