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Studi di fisiognomica amorale (studies on amoral physiognomics), 2010/13, in progress. A series of paintings portraying more or less animal-like individuals, as a comment on the traditional connotations of zoomorphic characters in our imagery: humans with animal features have always been depicted as evil monsters, supernatural idols or instinct-driven primitives. The widespread tendency of considering hybrid iconography in moralized terms can even be observed in scientific theory: Cesare Lombroso (1835 - 1909), one of the best known experts of physiognomics, claimed to detect inclination to crime in human subjects with zoomorphic facial features.
I'd like to define a different concept of zoomorphism, beyond moral connotations: diversity as a normal, necessary and beautiful component of our biological and social landscape.
Narhinel, 2010, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Sibelius, 2010, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
Twog, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Advantan, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Galleria Marconi, Cupramarittima.
Daktarin, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Galleria Marconi, Cupramarittima.
Proxine, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
Rakne, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
Mobic, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Valeas, 2012, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Serenase, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Xanax, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Kelvin, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Nicoter Kanzi, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
Amuno, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Prontinal, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
Imurek, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Courtesy Traffic Gallery, Bergamo.
Assenzia, 2013, acrylic on canvas, cm 20 x 20. Private collection.
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