PAOLO GRASSINO

Zero Series | The Parkview Museum

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《零》系列   Zero series

00   2017   铸铝 aluminium casting   172 x 56 x 102 cm (左 left)

01   2017   铸铝 aluminium casting   168 x 56 x 84 cm (右 right)

02   2017   铸铝 aluminium casting   163 x 77 x 130 cm (中 middle)

关于作品  About the artwork

这是保罗·格拉司诺的《零》系列作品中的最后一组作品。“零”是第一个数字,是一个起源,象征一种原始状态。从“零”中可以延伸出“空”,也可以延伸出与“空”完全相反的“盈”,这类似于东方传统哲学对“空”的理解。艺术家从这样的理解出发,为了表达接近“零”的人类,取消了作品中人物的阶级、身份、性别等特征。他们还赤着脚与地面直接接触,这也可以从同样的视角进行理解。被掏空的脸部上长满了树枝,通过这组雕像,人和自然达到了浑然一体的状态,他们似乎在试图恢复人与自然之间的平衡。艺术家通过《零》系列作品,批评了束缚于片面社会制度的人类发展史。

“我们要开始重新接近大自然的练习,因为人的整个内在就是大自然,当下社会的人们似乎已经忘记了这一点,导致我们的这个时代变得十分狂暴。”   ——保罗·格拉司诺

 

 

 

This is the final artwork in Paolo Grassino's Zero series. “Zero” is the first number, an origin, a symbol of a primal state. This can be extended to the concept of “emptiness,” as well as the opposite concept of “fullness,” in something akin to the Eastern philosophical understanding of “emptiness.” The artist set out from such an understanding in an attempt to convey humanity in a near “zero” state, stripped of any markers of class, identity or gender. Barefoot, they come in direct contact with the floor, which can be understood from the same perspective. Hollowed out faces are overgrown with tree branches, fusing humanity and nature. They seem to be attempting to restore the balance between humanity and nature. Through the Zero series, the artist is criticizing a history of human progress hindered by biased social systems.

 

“We must begin practicing for a return to nature, because man's interiority is nature. People in today's society seem to have forgotten this, leading to the insanity of our times.”   —Paolo Grassino

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