Floating dreamer

Floating dreamer (2019)
Wood, acrylics paints, gold glitter, enamels and transparent epoxy resin, dim. 80 x 120 cm

In Floating Dreamer, the tragic reality of contemporary migrations offers the starting point for a reflection on the making of art, and becomes the central node around which to build a personal formal research.

However, this is not the expression of the artist’s will to place his “activism” at the centre of the narrative, and it is not an attempt to give substance to artistic form with political and social content.

Rather, the efficacy of this work is produced by the dialogue between the instruments, the materials, and the form of the work itself, which offers a synthesis that aims to provide humankind, the woman suspended in a dream-like plane, with a means to be present beyond the episodic nature of any given single event, through a gesture that affirms the existence of the subject.

The theme of identities and their becoming returns as a narrative capable of producing – of giving life to – a work that offers an instrument with which to build a new reality.

The female figure floats, hovers, extends herself and emerges into a liquid, transparent surface, like that of dreams, whose colours are not just those of salt and seawater, but gold, orange, and purple, sumptuous and imposing like vibrations, echoes of a possible life, of a desire for redemption and, perhaps, rebirth.

Patrizia Gelli
Storica dell’Arte

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end. When we think to attach ourselves to any point to fasten to it, it wavers and leaves us… Nothing stays for us. This is our natural condition, and yet most contrary to our inclination.” 

Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670)