Massimo Giacon - Marcello Jori
Massimo Giacon, born in Padua in 1961, cartoonist and illustrator, protagonist of the renewal of Italian comics, is divided between the activities of graphic artist, designer and musician. Marcello Jori was born in Merano on December 12, 1951. He lives and works in Bologna. After graduating from DAMS, Jori began her artistic career in 1977, leading him to exhibit in national and foreign galleries and museums. Since the mid-seventies Jori took its first steps starting from certain conceptual premises, but immediately detached it to violate the most cold and austere aspects in an attempt to infuse the work of art with a new lifeblood. It deals with photographic works where he intervenes on some masterpieces of the past interpreting them verbatim: the art is thus returned to the world, the artist "gives body" to the paintings and takes possession making them come true again. And so it happens that an abstract painting that evokes the sunset is exposed to the light and colors of a real sunset ("Sunset on the sea" on the sea at sunset, 1976). In 1979 Jori portrays himself at the top of a scale in the act of painting the fall of the angel, working in celestial contact, which marks a turning point in his artistic career, and is animated by a new expressive vivacity that will accompany him throughout the decade following. It is in this phase that the experience of painting becomes central in its creative evolution: these are the years of the "writings", swirling and floating words suspended between the physical and the mental space of the artist. Words that are then caged in the polychrome buildings of the "Teatrini", gaudy architectures in movement that prelude the volumes of the successive series of "crystals" and "joys", small enchanted and kaleidoscopic geometries.