A pictorial and iconographic compendium of literature, philosophy and history. This is the artistic work of Leonardo Passeri, who raises his research into curiosity in many cultural areas: from science fiction to early twentieth century psychology; from social and political philosophy to historical events; from admiration for art to fashion.
The impact of new science and technology on society acts as a file rouge between his works; so new living being come to life for thought and form, human beings, aliens, cyborgs, monsters and mutants that animate individual and collective events in a future that can still be changed.A fantastic story in which new unexplored worlds are inhabited by growing civilizations, and characterized by late-medieval urbanization.
“No trick, no deceit” - by Leonardo Passeri, 2017 - Acrylic and enamel on panel
Historical backgrounds sometimes reverberate through the thought that the artist wants to express, alongside his characters negative and positive figures that existed. We can find references to extinct civilizations, pagan rituals that have become Christians, parables and ideologies of wars faith and of two world conflicts. Passeri's curiosity and desire to know has led him to create a perfect collage of this branch of culture with a thousand facets. Naturally, fantasy reigns supreme, outlined through shapes and colors resulting from accurate searches, freehand sketches and digital sketches. Born silhouettes, characters following social hierarchies established in an imaginary tale, rebels who abandon another human thought failure, priests, embryonic and mutant bodies, in cold, almost soulless colors, sometimes based on situations, driven by consideration of one's own intellect. This is the central challenge, the abolition of categories of absolute and dictatorial power, of self-expression and neglect through logical and intelligent reasoning. The purpose is to eliminate a generic and general "customization" of the World, to give importance to the attainment of individuality by placing ourselves in the face of zoomorphic beings who act as a mirror for us, a contemporary society.
“Respiratory way” - by Leonardo Passeri, 2016 - Acrylic and enamel on panel
“Sacrifice square” - by Leonardo Passeri, 2016 - Acrylic and enamel on panel
“Salvator Mundi” - by Leonardo Passeri, 2017 - Acrylic and enamel on panel