Exhibitors 2019



Innatural is a sculpture that responds to the principle of the butterfly effect theory, a scientific concept theorized by E. Lorenz in which all the actions of man and nature are correlated .

A fiberglass sculpture from the appearances of a car is turned upside down like an insect and possessed by steel legs that move in an apparently casual manner. The movement of these mechanical legs is coordinated by monitoring the movement of a pair of turtles inside a case.

In this case, Nature, represented through the turtles, decides the mechanical movement of an artifact created by man. Invert the points of connection between nature and artifice through a stylistic combination of art and artifice


Donato Piccolo (engineering project Niklas Sallai e Marcello Mangione

Donato Piccolo
Rome 1976
His art investigates various natural and emotional phenomena, often using technological and mechanical tools to create his works.
Through a thorough study of human cognitive faculties, Piccolo's art analyses the perceptive aspects of the natural world. His artwork investigates natural, physical, biological, and scientific phenomena which are the basis of living, employing their emotional aspect as a tool.
In order to induce such a peculiar resonance phenomenon , most of the artist's works combine two complementary and inseparable aspects: they are at the same time sculptures and machines, forms and processes. According to Donato Piccolo, this hybrid character constitutes the actual nature of «holistic art»: an art whose essential function is to explore "the incomprehensible mystery of the visible world".
Donato Piccolo is one of the most remarkable artists of his generation, both in Italy and on the international scene. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international galleries and institutions. Among its main exhibitions include: Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Hymalayas Center museum, Shanghai, Cina, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy, Stieglitz Museum in St Petersburg, Media Art Center, NY, USA, MAXXI Museum, Rome Italy , XIII Biennal of Habana, Cuba, Museum of Academy of Art, Hermitage in San Pietroburg, Russian; Museum of Cuba, Center Desarollo, Festival dei due Mondi (2009, 2016), Spoleto italia; Macro Museum Rome ; Foundation Francès, Senlis, France; Huyndai Beyond Museum, Seoul; Museum Biedermann, Donauschingen, Germany; Musma museum of Matera, Italy; Georg-Kolbe Museum, Berlin; international Venice Biennale (2011, 2016) ; Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium; Stadtgalerie Kiel; Space Gallery, Bratislava, Czech Rep.; MACUF, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, Coruña; Centre Saint-Benin, Aosta; Festival of Two Worlds, , Spoleto, Italy ; Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh USA

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