The first solo show by Tunga (b.1952, Palmares) in Italy will open on November 5th at Franco Noero‘s gallery.
From “La Voie Humide” includes new tridimensional site-specific works that invade the gallery’s spaces of narrative suggestions that that refer to the concept of transformation and becoming. Materials and shapes – both abstract and translated into more recognizable objects – bring with them a strong symbolic value , creating delicate and surprising balance between the various elements.
Ten drawings, made by tracing a continuous line on really thin sheets of paper from the Himalaya, take inspiration from a Surrealist vocabulary associated with the body and the psychic automatism and can be considered as a musical instrument that guides the sculptures. As a result the body of works are all harmoniously connected in a space – time continuum that makes them part of a congregation, as the artist said in his own words.
This exhibition highlights the interest of the artist in psychoanalysis and brings proofs of his personal reinterpretation of esoteric sciences, with a particular interest in alchemy.