“Fragile Skeletons” is a series of sculptures realized with the wood recovered on the beach from Italian artist Giovanni Longo.
Giovanni Longo, graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio Calabria, has been experimenting multiple art languages for several years searching for different solutions able to describe the contemporary precariousness at the best. From 2005 his attention is basically focused on reclaimed wood with which, creating a bond between the osseous and the ligneous elements, he represents symbolic skeletons weakened by time. His work does not put over space but on the contrary dialogues with it through “site specific” installations.
«I came across the driftwood quite casually, I was studying the process of human ageing at that time; As I was walking along the beach one day, I noticed some pieces of woods gently lied down on the sand, they were so consumed by the time and sea; I immediately realized that I had found a material of value, natural and sincere, fearlessly showing its own past» (Giovanni Longo).
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