Merda Bianca, 2016
Organic material, enamel and oyster dust
100 x 100 cm
Exhibitions2016, What we gonna paint?, group exhibition at Annet Gelnik Gallery.
For Roberto Coda Zabetta, painting is a state of mind and, at the same time, a physical necessity, a personal method to give form to the magmatic chaos of matter. In the works on display, forms, lights, shadows and colors from nature coalesce into a atemporal, nonfigurative flux of unending information. The eye glides fast along orizontal, vertical, and concentric lines, rising to the surface and plunging into the depth. In spite of the immediacy of vision, a process of recongnition is triggered that slowly reveals the painterly gesture, its references and its sources. An unconscious short circuit occurs: metal images do not unveil as much as they re-veal (veil once again), since they disclose and hide that invisible something the image is related to, seeking out that which is "unrepresentable" of this world, in a movement between high and low driven by the urgency to transcend the emotional condition of experience.