This Italian artist, one of the greatest of his generation, has developed a significant and multi-faceted body of work over the years featuring lines of conjunction that are unique on the international panorama. Among these, the relationship that the artist has developed with the history of art is of clear importance. From the Italian Baroque tradition to impressionism, Quayola has conducted a dialogue through video installations, sculptures made by robotic arms, high definition prints, etc., using technology as a lens to explore the tensions and balances between apparently opposing forces: the real and the artificial, the figurative and the abstract, the old and the new.
Classical sculpture, historic paintings and Baroque architecture are some of the aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola’s abstract compositions. In addition to texts by important scholars and curators, the book will also develop as a journey through images, thus guiding the public on a fresh visual itinerary.