Gilberto Zorio

Stella per purificare le parole

Star to purify words

Leather, wood, steel, and rope
1978

Collection of Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

Gilberto Zorio (b. 1944) is a contemporary Italian artist known for his sculptures of five-sided stars. Originally trained in painting, he eventually shifted to sculpture, creating works which reveal his fascination for the processes involved in alchemy and the manifestations of energy. Zorio sees his works as “being energy itself,” always living, still in progress, or meant for the future.

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  • The artwork is a star made of leather transformed using the chemical reaction of acid poured into the star itself. There is a javelin attached to the star with only a single point, a sports equipment which signifies strength and direction. Both objects are suspended from the ground at a seemingly precarious angle. It juxtapose the cosmic and the human, uncertain energies

  • The artwork is a star made of leather transformed using the chemical reaction of acid poured into the star itself. There is a javelin attached to the star with only a single point, a sports equipment which signifies strength and direction. Both objects are suspended from the ground at a seemingly precarious angle. It juxtapose the cosmic and the human, uncertain energies

  • The artwork is a star made of leather transformed using the chemical reaction of acid poured into the star itself. There is a javelin attached to the star with only a single point, a sports equipment which signifies strength and direction. Both objects are suspended from the ground at a seemingly precarious angle. It juxtapose the cosmic and the human, uncertain energies