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Archetypes in oblivion by Andrea Benetti & Dario Binetti

Archetypes in oblivion by Andrea Benetti & Dario Binetti

The first artistic work resulting from the collaboration of Andrea Benetti and Dario Binetti, entitled "Archetypes in oblivion", is born. Through the majestic scenery offered by the Castellana Caves, an ode to the collective memory of mankind emerges, a journey undertaken in the obscurity of centuries, with the intention of rediscovering ancestral symbols and concepts now buried in the past and evoking emotions linked to human history. Universal archetypes come to life against a backdrop of stalactites and stalagmites, personified by the plastic figures of monks and vestals, the latter illuminated by a five-candle candelabrum, symbolising the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Through the fusion of a printed photograph and a bas-relief realised on canvas, the artists capture the primordial essence of the archetypes, making an exploration into humanity's past, present and future. "Archetypes in oblivion" invites the viewer to explore the human soul in the dark and against the light, to plunge into the abyss of the collective unconscious, symbolised by the depths of the caves that, like a mother's womb, awaken ancient memories and prompt the search for an intimate understanding of our human nature. The works, steeped in symbolism and mystery, are an invitation to reflect on what makes us human and how we can connect with our deepest roots of the past. The works born from the collaboration of Andrea Benetti and Dario Binetti are photographs created with the double-shot technique, printed with polymerised U.V.ray powder on bas-reliefs made of plaster on canvas, to evoke the imperfection of the rock face.

Artiste : AndreaBenetti

Date de l'exposition : 21/05/2024 au 30/09/2024