verve and atoms

Again starting with the premise that, for Benetti, chance is a determining factor in all emotions and everyday actions, human feelings inevitably become unstable. There is no calm, constancy or inertia in the face of the agonized restlessness of his lines. It is, more than anything, through this fickle and uncalculated perception of life that the artist's interest relies on the most fascinating magic governing matter: quantum physics. Engagement with this and other studies aimed at exploring the mysteries of existence end up becoming notorious influences on his canvases, making it possible to build another parallel to the expressionism of his brushstrokes: here they seem to repel from each other like atoms with similar charges, there they seem to be fatefully attracted to each other like particles with opposite charges. Multiple layers of paint are also built and destroyed during the genesis process, boldly excavating from one side of the canvas to soon after place them on the other. Life, like microparticles, follows an unpredictable flow, where this painter's brushstrokes are nurtured by a yearning, at any cost, to be captured by diving into a random current of colors that only aspires to get lost in the infinite.


2020 Fabio BenettI


Acrylic on canvas 1,20m x 1,40m 2015