JUNE – DECEMBER 2020
NOUS ART GALLERY
VIA CELLOLESE 3/D | VIA SAN MARTINO 13
“Now hear the fourfold roots of everything”
According to Empedocles, the principles of the world reside in four eternal and immutable elements that form reality: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. He names them roots (ριζώματα – rhizome).
From their aggregations and disintegrations the apparent birth and death of all things is determined, in a cyclical and infinite process of mixture and separation, perennial transformation.
Retracing these intuitions, ρ ι ζ ώ μ α τ α | r i z ò m a t a is a timeless artistic journey undertaken by some Italian and European artists around the four natural elements which become both matter to tap into and artists themselves, actively involved in the artworks realization.
In this way earth, water, air and fire meet, collide and mix, incarnating in ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photographs, naturographies that dialogue with human thoughts and senses, suggesting to us an ancestral belonging to the living whole that constitutes nature.
Courtesy Nous Art Gallery
Ph. Cr. Okno Studio