Naples

Maurizio Colantuoni

Lia Rumma | Naples

The propagation of energy is the secret design that guides the path of Maurizio Colantuoni in this recent exhibition, which was comprised of six white fiberglass sculptures. Five sculptures hung on the walls, while the sixth rested on the floor, acting as a counterpoint to the lightness of the others. Over the last ten years, Colantuoni has passed through various phases of fascination for different materials, reversing, following, and changing artistic direction according to their fragility or their consistency. He has used iron or tufa to indicate primordial energy and the possibility of activating this energy among living beings. Then he added slate, aluminum, and tin to iron and to copper. He combined these materials in such a way that they were able to intersect. And when they came together, they unleashed streams, currents, forces, and connections. Now he has turned to fiberglass, a

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