“Certain peaks, boldly uprising, passed through the grey clouds, and reaparred upon the moving mists like breakers emerging in the heavens.”
Jules Verne - Journey to the Center of the Earth
After having climbed the Apuan Alps and having reached the quarries of that marble used by Michelangelo to create the “Pietà” looking for the sublime, the journey of Matteo Basilé continues through volcanic fields, where fire meets the sea, leaving behind a desert the colour of the night.
The molten rocks, smoothened by the winds of the Western Sahara is the new “passage”, where chimeric figures suspended in a sort of Martian scenery, seem to rise from the cracks that open on the volcanic slopes. Travelers coming from distant lands come in search of the “Center of the Earth”.
Basilé, inspired by Jules Verne, tells in his shots, a sort of humanity that doesn’t belong to this world, that wants to reach, at any cost, the heart of it. Basilé’s aim is to liberate from these “savage stones” the presences that are trapped within, placing them in a scenery where sculpture, architecture and painting merge together to emphasize the human figure, always at the core of his research, even if mutated in multiple iconographic references.
At Galleria Pack, about ten shots of big size will be displayed, where terrestrial and human landscapes will bring the audience to an extraordinary journey.