The artist investigates how fire is able to alternate shapes and figures of the material wood – the remains of trees that have been burned by fire, trunks hit by lightning or charred branches recovered in the mountains. Roberto Sironi uses bronze, a material strongly linked to the historical and artistic tradition, to carve sculptures which visualize this power the element of fire has. He thereby presents the fragility of the burnt wood that turns into a strong and solid matter. Within his works he thereby contrasts natural and artificial processes that characterize the sculpture and deals with the tension between man, art and nature.
The exhibition is realized by Gallery Bensimon together with Fonderia Artistica Battaglia.
- Courtesy Gallery Bensimon and Fonderia Artistica Battaglia. Photo by ©Federico Villa