Art does not represent, but transfigures reality into symbols. Art is a journey. The loneliness and restlessness of memories.Even closed in a program, pushed in a rigid counterpoint, composed in a straitjacket, art comes out in an ineffable dance.
Fausto Melotti is considered a pioneer of Italian art and is acknowledged for his unique contribution to the development of mid-century European Modernis. Melotti researched with a wide variety of materials, including wood, wire, plaster and ceramics. He is known for his enigmatic and convincing sculptures. His symbolic forms express what has been described by some critics as inner realms of human experience.
As the post-war period progressed, Melotti gradually reintroduced metallic elements into his sculpture, creating works composed of delicate threads and fine sheets of brass, iron and gold. Fragile and delicate at the same time, robust and dynamic, these works, unique within post-war sculpture, allowed Melotti to incorporate his love for music and storytelling and his interest in mathematics and geometry, which he continued to explore throughout his career.