Past Exhibitions / CONTEXT
Laura Zeni's artistic research focuses on the origins of the evolving aspects of human behaviour. It centres on the perpetual swinging of conscious and unconscious impulses that generate individual sets of cognitive representations.
Mankind is the engine for these great transformations and what we depend upon for all future political and earthly developments.
Inner balance and hedonistic excess, derived from the pursuit of power and vainglory, are responsible for both positive and negative results. In our daily life these become tangible, and appear to us as at the moment they are conceived in our minds.
The heads on show, drawn, painted or sculpted like antennas, are the representation of Laura Zeni's reflections: both individual and collected behavioural psychologies. They tell us about the soul's journey, a voyage through achievable and impossible contexts, they urge us to recognise their pivotal role in determining the quality of our choices.
It is the soul that guides us towards awareness of inner peace and our contemplation of earthly elements and the divine.
Cognitive threads wave our thoughts, and evoke our imagination like the waves of a large deep sea, they move towards our dreams. The works on show are the visual representation of our most inner feelings.
Liquid bodies, multidimensional shapes and ultra thin threads, that become alive in their intersections. They define the cluster of relationship philosophy, capturing common interests and frequencies, they generate new intuitions and positive energetic movements.
Zeni is in perpetual dialogue with herself and with each one of us. Her iconography is based upon the interactions between the external environment and our individual inner universes which are responsible for generating our thoughts and actions.
Nothing remains the same, everything is in constant flux.
Earthly elements are bound to the rebirth cycle, they grow to rot becoming part of great Mother Nature. The individual point of view is determined by the personal perception of the social cultural environment within a given historical context.
These ephemeral aspects of life generate contrasts and insecurities, but it is the balance between opposites that leads us towards the purity of the soul. Laura Zeni's research, free from any material restriction, aims for enlightenment.
Fortunato D’Amico Art Critic and Writer