maurizio mercuri is an italian artist,
he lives in a little village in the Marche region. In his country studio he keeps technological finds and various materials that he collects during his journeys of discovery. They become the raw materials and inspiration for his artwork. Some critics have described his work as the fruit of a lyricism that meets with reality. Indeed, it involves everyday objects that are processed and presented in absurd, disorientating situations. he is interested in creating a union of tension and pastime, where everyday materials and images build a parallel world filled with the natural and the artificial. The creation of each of his pieces could be described as the final consequence of a creative, recreational process, a magnetic mix of words and things, tension and pleasure, where normal mental paths are diverted in unexpected directions of sense.
Maurizio Mercuri's works develop in an atmosphere where the lightness of the combinations and the meanings suggested by every single part offer an unusual result. Stimulating the activation of the unforeseen connections in our system of filing reality, new unespected ambits of sense open up on the horizon.The artist subtly confronts the dimension of art with that of life shortcircuiting the information we already possess.
In Mercuri's works "imagination in power", dreamed of by the youth dissent in the sixties, is realized in the private, subjective field, as a strategy to escape from homologation, from the alienating dimension of work, from the pressures we are subjected to in our social relactions.
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