L’ELEMENTO UMANO S’ALLUNGA E SI ACCORCIA
RUCO – L’Elemento Umano s’Allunga e si Accorcia
Screen print, 3 layers
100 x 100 cm, 2022
Fabriano Artistico Traditional White paper, 300 g.
LIMITED EDITION OF 10
In collaboration with 56Fili
Signed and numbered by the artist.
“My intent is to represent a mere portrait of the ‘iniquity and ambiguity of the human being.’ The inspiration came from the reading of the transcription of wall engravings that Fernando Oreste Nannetti made in the courtyard of the psychiatric hospital in Volterra.” Ruco
The screen print “L’Elemento Umano s’Allunga e si Accorcia,” created within the Varsi Lab in collaboration with 56Fili, is in fact named after one of the lines left by Nannetti, part of a graffiti cycle considered a masterpiece of Art Brut.
The cycle was organized as a kind of story in images later collected in a photographic volume that Antonio Tabucchi describes as follows:
“A book that contains, in the distortion of madness, what many books in the history of men contain: cosmogonies, wars, mysteries, sorrows, joy, religiosity, fear, love and death.”
Ruco, using his typical grotesque style, impersonates human instincts that take shape in the expressiveness of the mask.
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