Rome

Marco Bagnoli

Galleria Pieroni

From the beginning, Marco Bagnoli’s work has been based on the idea of inquiry. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bagnoli has not sought to create an art of mere objects—that is, things that are observed and are thus the “objects” of our sight. He is more interested in the connections between subject and object, observer and observed. Bagnoli repeatedly distinguishes “sight” from “vision,” in written texts that are integral parts of his work, contrasting “the cone of sight” to the “sphere of vision,” while knowing that the former contains the latter. He has always followed paths that lead him to explore the meaning of representation and to give form to the representation of meaning (in the sense of that ultimate and total “meaning” to which everything leads and all things return). The tools he makes use of, and to which he puts himself in service, are often polar opposites: the logic and

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