Kinetic Bronze sculpture by Gianfranco Meggiato, 2016
The black pearl is a rarest perle, considered as a symbol of infinite wisdom in Chinese culture.
Size US: 15 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
Size Europe: 40 x 40 x 40cm
The artist shapes his sculptures inspired by biomorphic tissue and the labyrinth, symbolizing the tortuous path of humanity looking for its essence, and revealing his recious soul. Meggiato thus invents the concept of “introsculpture” in which the observer point of view is drawn towards the inner part in the artwork, not only restricting on the surface. «On a formal level, space and light don’t define the work, sliding over it as if it were in-the-round; they indeed penetrate inside it, wrapping its lattices and tangles, reaching the central sphere point as as a quintessential point of arrival».
Space, in fact, is a real element in Meggiato’s work and empty parts become just as important as full parts.