For a long time now I have closely observed my idols, the archetypal gods' messengers and the oldest stars. lt is thanks to them that I have a crush on myself as I paint the echo of their gestures. No one would have thought that a few lines encapsulate the memory of my enchantment. And it's source expands to all my interpretations.
Prima foto di Narciso
2020 own technique: photography, epoxy resin, mirrors
I have pondered on the moment when Narcissus creates his own reflection. Right then he stil has a chance to return to himself.
"The Greek myth of Narcissus is directly concerned with a fact of human experience, as the word Narcissus indicates. lt is from the Greek word narcosis or numbness. The youth Narcissus mistook his own reflection in the wat er for a not her person. This extension of himself by mirror numbed his perceptions until he became the servomechanism of his own extended or repeated image.( ... ) He had adapted to his extension of himself and had become a closed system".
Marshall McLuhan, The Gadget Lover, Narcissus as Narcosis, Chapter 4, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964)
2020 own technique: lenticular printing, epoxy resin
I have reached the limits of my abilities. Just look.
Exhibition‚ I’ll be your image”, 2020, Krupa Gallery