Childhood is the moment in which we get to know the world not through its existential concepts, a journey typical of adulthood, but through its forms. This moment in which memories, the unconscious and physical experiences begin to intersect is the starting point of Oliviero Fiorenzi‘s art. Among the works most useful for understanding the stylistic signature of the artist born in Osimo in 1992 is the Otto Cieli (Eight Skies) series, on display until 12 November at The Address gallery in Brescia.
The element chosen by Fiorenzi to experiment with art as an unpredictable game is the kite, a toy but also a visual metaphor, realised in eight different versions, conceived as subjects and states of mind: chance, struggle, play, passion, fear, amazement, discovery, contemplation.
Oliviero Fiorenzi’s eight kites are intended as eight sensations, but also – as the title of the exhibition suggests – as eight skies, a number of visions of the world with precise geometric structures, colours and signs that intertwine, leading to ever new ways of flying and reacting to the sky.
“Kites have always fascinated me. – Says the artist – I think of the wind as a poetic engine, far from human control, capable of moving even mountains through time, impossible to harness, only willing to flow and blow. Together with the sea, the wind is one of the elements of open space with which I am confronted. Always in search of the unpredictable variability that ends up modifying the installation-object-sculpture, completely beyond my control.“
The artist documented the months spent experimenting with kite construction techniques, documenting everything through photographic and audiovisual materials. The work of the Majocchi textile factory was important for the design.