New York 2013
Campagnolo and Biondo art perceives the relationship between Man and Art as a dynamic function in which the artwork and the observer are involved in an almost magical, reciprocal exchange. This sweeps the observer into a dynamic sensorial dimension to regenerate and embrace the deepest levels of consciousness. The concepts of the ‘mythological creature’ and the ’heavenly city’ are both linked to the common allegory of transformation, and used to present new forms and substance. Creatures of fantasy, made up from leather, feathers, claws, wings, tails, evoked by the essence of ‘multiform’, are presented in fragments of membrane and across wide surfaces, similar to skin or veils, yet never as an integral vision that permits the whole view of a precise morphology. The observer finds himself responding to the perceptive stimulus that activates the imagination, creating an internal vision of the mysterious being. The mythological creature with its complex symbolism reassures us of the renewal of the seasons, fertility, of life itself, in such a way that it also represents the world beyond the visible, emotions on the deepest level, the traumatic transitions, which can lead to renewal. Above and beyond religious phenomenology, the mythological creature has existed since ancient times across cultures and in many different corporeal forms such as that of the Dragon, the Senmurv, the Hippogriff, the Sphinx, the Phoenix, and many more.