Jacopo Cardillo aka Jago is a young Italian contemporary sculptor who thanks to an innovative approach and to surreal or pop culture-related subjects has re-emphasized his interest in a form of art tied in our imagination to classical tradition.
Jago seems to have the ability to mold marble and stone, to make them soft as plasticine and transform them into living materials, made of meat, muscle and blood. It reveals the hidden soul and at the same time reshapes them to contemporary languages.
His works are technical exercises and experiments on the perception of matter. He plays on mass and tactile sensation, on the physical properties of the material he uses, showing it soft or elastic, light or heavy, liquid and solid.
He digs it to show us what it hides, to discover its various organic layers.
In addition to work on matter, what is astonishing is the approach to an art form that plays with the concept of memory and its relationship with time, which allows to create works that are contemporary and eternal.
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