Giovanni Anselmo, who has been exhibiting at the Galleria Tucci Russo since 1978, in this show – his first in the premises in Via Bertolotti 2 in Turin – brings together a series of works created at various times and linked to different themes in his work. His thinking has since the mid-1960s shown great coherence of language and concepts; it highlights those fundamental principles that accompany our existence and which place us in relation to all that is visible and invisible, that is particular, that underlines the principle of balance (Senza Titolo, 1965), of energy/tension that a material, in a constricted and unnatural position, develops towards the viewer who, in turn, as in theatre directions, is oriented towards the cardinal points in space.
Minimalism and conceptuality coexist with a poetic dimension of the universe.
“The traditional object is reduced to a minimum and only exists in function of tension, of energy. The work is energy and is a function of my living. My objects are physical energy; the forces are channelled and directed to a point so that, from time to time, a situation of unstable equilibrium, of potential movement, of tension, of compression results, to which the structures and visual elements of my objects are subordinate.”