Monica Foglia Art Creator new work explores the theme of lightness going beyond the physicality constraints and tells a dimension of the soul through the skillful use of shape and color. The sumo wrestler is seated. Concentrated and patient, he waits for the action to begin; his eyes are but a slanting slit above his cheeks.
His breathing is regular while his half-open lips let the breath flow in a fruitful exchange between inside and outside.
His body, powerful and opulent, finds a balance between the elements, while the material that composes it transcends itself to become light and become heaven.
His person becomes the horizon capable of welcoming a swarm of colored butterflies that gently rest on him, suspended in the blue.
Monica Foglia works on the concept of lightness of the living being, freeing herself from the rigid aesthetic taxonomy between light and heavy creatures.
A uniform expanse of Klein blue covers the athlete's body and the base of the sculpture "Nel blu dipinto di blu" imagining a seamless link between the elements of the composition characterized by a higher specific weight.
A choice that is chromatic and lightens the perception, giving an aerial dimension to the artwork. With this shade of blue that bears his name, the artist Yves Klein identified the color of the infinite space that in its incalculable vastness can contain everything: the unification of the sky with the sea, peace, contemplation. In opposition to central figure monochrome, some small butterflies, that are emblem par excellence of lightness, rest on the chest and back of the man. They are outlined by quick polychrome brushstrokes as if to photograph the impossibility of fixing the fleeting univocally beauty of a flap of wings.
This choice of the artist gives movement to the whole, triggering a fruitful dialogue between the corpulent physicality of the wrestler, fixed in a dimension of static expectation, and the restless frenzy of the butterflies, handmaids of grace.
This choice of the artist gives movement to the whole, triggering a fruitful dialogue between the corpulent physicality of the wrestler, fixed in a dimension of static expectation, and the restless frenzy of the but terflies, handmaids of grace. display case protects the work and recalls the echo of colorful collections of exotic butterflies hung on the walls and protected by glass, the result of the curiosity of the scientist or the imagination of the esthete.
With this work, the artist questions the light-heavy dichotomy in living beings and accompanies the viewer in an inner exploration fueled by the play of opposites, to elicit new visions and aim for the unattainable lightness of being.