Studio of Paolo Icaro, Tavullia, 2019
in the foreground
P. Icaro, Racconto, since 1969, onyx, lead,
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH PAOLO ICARO
I thought I had met in that ingot of common steel, commonly called iron, a proportion, a unit I would say” symbolic “of all the iron: that metal was all there inside in an atomic explosion. That ingot was not a form, it was not an object but a thing in itself. So I looked for other materials that were equally intensely appealing to me, and the only formal criterion that I imposed was the size of the first Racconto. […] The other criterion was intensity and the satisfaction of the various meetings, now echoes of memories now of nostalgia, of places and situations.
extract from Paolo Icaro. Faredisfarerifarevedere, curated by Lara Conte, Mousse publishing, 2016