Matteo Nasini: Il Giardino Perduto
Il Giardino Perduto is a brand new solo exhibition by Matteo Nasini at Operativa Arte Contemporanea.
Il Giardino Perduto is an open reflection on the idea of landscape.
The exhibition engages every room of the gallery, imbuing the environment with the artist’s delicate sensitivity and inviting the viewer to enter the space and build their own perceptual and contemplative path.
With a wooden and iron core and tapered in wool, massive column shafts (Il Giardino Perduto, 2017) are set up throughout the gallery space as a sort of minimalistic architecture and an abstract landscape, in between the artificial and the natural.
When the main rooms of the gallery possess a strong architectural essence, Nasini articulates the rooms downstairs by developing a more intimate and abstract idea of landscape, where the unconscious dimension gains a fundamental value. A sound installation pervades the ambiance, allowing the viewer to let go to an immersive listening of sounds made by translating electrical activity in a sleeping brain to spontaneous and accidental music compositions. Within this sound landscape, the Dream Portraits (porcelain sculptures made by transforming brainwaves in tridimensional solids) emerge as sounding boards that amplify and potentiate the music, thus facilitating the dive into the dream state.
The artistic research of Matteo Nasini (Rome, 1976) originates from the study of sound, then to materialise into forms that observe and deeply analyse the surface of sounding and plastic matter. His studies result into a methodological use of sound installations, performances, audio-visual works, and sculptural pieces.
His most recent works has been exhibited at: Clima Gallery, Marsèlleria, Fluxia, Fonderia Battaglia (Milan); MAXXI, Macro, Nomas Foundation, Operativa, La Galleria Nazionale, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Rome); Villa Croce (Genova); Villa Romana (Florence); Palazzo Fortuny (Venice); Art O Rama, Damien Leclere (Marseille); EDF Foundation (Paris); Espace Le Carré, Palais Beaux-Arts (Lille); La Panacée (Montpellier); IIC, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Marsélleria (New York) and Rawing (London).