earth, compost, lime, clay
ca. 150x45x43 cm
The last series of sculptures by Francesco go, in my opinion, in the most coherent direction that language and sculptural ambit will present in the future. Sculpture will progressively free itself from the superstition of retaining its area of relevance solely for the manufacture of objects. Rather, the properly sculptural processes will be inserted more and more into the very sphere of life, breaking away from a reductionist vision of thought, to move towards a new dimension of the creative fact.
The most interesting intuition of these works by Francesco is to make the plastic action coinciding with the creation of a real organism. We could say that sculpture is the result of a deep understanding of the laws that subtend life: one of his sculptures is called, not by chance, “Viva” (Alive). This desire to fit into the life processes and from these to leave for a new sculptural vision, it seems to me something remarkable and worthy of attention.
text by Marcello Tedesco – artist and co-director of mtn | Museo Temporaneo Navile, Bologna