Dario Guccio

Milan, 1988. Lives in Milan

Guccio’s production consists of compositions of stylized images of human figures produced using cutouts, layers and stitched sheets of synthetic leather and card. Silhouetted bodies, faces in profile and anthropomorphic forms overlap, penetrate and conceal one another in turn, suggesting an intimacy comparable only to two skins brushing against each other. Poised between abstraction and figuration, these compositions encroach upon a mythological dimension. The figure of the woman, mother and lover, which is one of the most recurrent features in Guccio’s iconography, accompanied by references to Italian Modernism—the work of Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi and Paolo Scheggi, among others—suggests an interpretation of his works as a fragmented mythology of creation, which intersects the accounts of the artist’s birth and the formalization of his creative language.

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