people think that if we ask the artist for the key to understand
his world, we can only get further away from the truth. This is
particularly true for Claudio Pollini and his works, his photo
symbiosis which originates from free associations.
they are macrophotographs, which means enlargements of photos to
the point where the picture itself dissolves, put on top of one
another and the other way round in order to create something
the bottom of this new texture is a strong temptation for anyone
who encounters it, but at the same time it is a great
disillusion: once we think we understand the mystery of this
creation, we are left alone with a sense of unfulfillment
because our eyes cannot satisfy their desire of some steady
points in the continuously changing signs and colours.
most evocative associations result from the symbiosis of a
technical mistake with the ever-changing thoughts of the artist:
they consist in out of focus or over-exposed images of
earth, water and sky which mingle the texture of their
matter and create ever-changing signs and landscapes. Pollini
thus becomes demiurge of a microscopic nature, he gives it a new
shape that pleases him, he plays with it and makes new
associations to excite his own thoughts. A possibly human cell
springs out from a stone, a lunar landscape from a mineral in
artificial light; the profile of a bird can be found in the
secret pistil of a pansy (reminding us of some Pascoliís
poetry) and a Burri like combustion originates from humble mould.
lasts until a whim of the artist adds a new element and, with an
almost scientific ability, transforms it in a caleidoscope of
thoughts, accomplice of those who continue to watch.
cibachrome prints 50x75 cm