Gaetano Zampogna

Into the Flesh of Art

  • Edited by Teodolinda Coltellaro, Giorgio de Finis
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 80
  • Illustrations 50
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644551
  • Price € 18,00  € 17,10
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In its linguistic evolution, Zampogna’s work proves capable of a social analysis and critical identity that end up becoming a key stylistic feature. […] The work turns into a scene of analysis as well as a receptacle for a story and narration that delve into objective facts by dismantling and rebuilding them according to ethical rules that surface from the restless expanses of his own inner world. […] With his “macellerie” (slaughterhouses), Zampogna brings the body of art, its truth, onto the scene. […] his depictions […] tone down the rawness of the butchered meat, […] muffle the violence of the cries, showing the truth underlying a redemption which, in this flesh, in this meat, expresses all the exhilarating beauty of life.
Teodolinda Coltellaro

Colours and paintbrushes are the tools chosen by Gaetano Zampogna to show us a way out, a chance for salvation, reminding us how the daily army of a non-utilitarian behaviour – disinterested, “useless,” free – could be the key to fight the dehumanising aspirations besieging it. While there’s art, there’s hope.
Giorgio de Finis