Atalanta Fugiens 01
DIMENSIONS 20" x 15" MEDIUM Oil and inkjet on acid free, 100% cotton rag paper
Hand-embellished series of 15 + 2APs + 1PP, 2021
Signed and numbered by the artist en verso
ABOUT THE WORK
Siro Cugusi's work investigates the tension between the figurative and the abstract, offering a place of meditative introspection where one can contemplate beauty and mystery. Through paintings characterised by figures that no longer correspond to the names we gave them and which do not respect the traditional narrative, Siro creates an autonomous and personal language unknown, full of archaic and metaphorical meaning. This language is presented not as clear images, but in the way memories often present themselves to us, as in a dream: veiled, without logic, incomplete and coloured by the moment. Human bodies, flora, fauna and the mineral world co-exist together, not in a rational space but where the laws of nature are upturned: an inner sanctuary for both human and mythical beings, a place of allure, mystery and sublime delights.
Siro graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti, in 2004. He has a forthcoming 2021 solo exhibition with Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles). Previous solo exhibitions include: Forest, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); A Saucerful of Secrets, Galeria ATC, St. Cruz de Tenerife (2019); Aleph, Annarumma Gallery, Naples (2018); Secret Garden, Galleri KANT, Copenhagen (2018); Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California (2017). Siro currently lives and works in Sardinia, Italy.
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