Campo dei miracoli
Oils on paper applied on linen
500 x 800 cm
Courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin
Photo Rolando Paolo Guerzoni
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH NICOLA SAMORÌ
Ninety-nine words made me think of ninety-nine bodies and ninety-nine days, just over three months, the period of time during which my most complex work created in 2022 took shape: “Campo dei miracoli” (“Field of miracles”).
It is in this five by eight meter frame that rest perhaps ninety-nine – I have never counted them – bodies, a sort of derailed cataloging. Over eight years of accumulation to form what appears to be the bed of a dry river from which stones, vegetables and figures emerge.
Returning to the initial ninety-nine words, nine are missing: here they are.