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Paolo Porelli

​​The Italian term 'controfigure' is chosen as a play on words. Used to refer to stand-ins in film parlance, here it is intended to focus on how these figures are contro (against) the natural order. Mythological images that provide access to an archetypal dimension of reality, they give form to an interpretation of critical behaviors of contemporary man and their environmental consequences. The sculptures represent the condensation of a visual language contaminated by surrealist solutions, pop proliferations, and archaic symbolism.


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