Giulio Massimo Baistrocchi’s inner tropical landscapes....
My work is wild like the Amazon rainforest and very difficult to contextualise. I finally understood my work after reading ‘’Os Meninos jaguar’’,’’Bahia terra marinha’’ from the Anthology of nobel candidate Marcia Theophilo: Amazonas canta (www.amazonia-e-poesia.info email: firstname.lastname@example.org) because my work is as luxuriant and wild as the rainforest, were vegetation starts to invade civilasition even if this strenght hides a profound fragility which needs to be safeguarded and protected. My english and italian blood and french education makes my culture strongly european but there is also brazilian blood coming out widely and renders me alive and ready to see the world in almostprimitive way.My fusion with vegetation is complete but as Marcia Theophilo says about my work it is like a vegetative and masculine generation and gestation,blood is mixed with leaves, trunks and tropical flowers.
My work deal with the microcosmos ans macrocosmos.The microcosmos is my subconsciousness, free from rational selfish arrogance.The macrosmos is wild nature, and not the trimmed humanised and rationalised nature. I use the amazon as a symbol of a flamboyant, exuberant yet fragile nature that overgrows everything almost like a green monster, eating and digesting everything. life and death, dance a syncopated samba, like man amd woman(or in ,my case passive man with active man) in a sexual frenzy. THis beautiful green monster is scary because we are afraid of loosing control,yet fragile because as soon as the forest is cultivated it get sterile after a few years.The micro and macro are linked, our obsession with rationaly is destroying ourselves and the amazon, destroying the amazon is the desire of rationality to destroy subconsciousness.
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