Lassù, by Dario Puggioni
The figurative approach to the human body - meant as a vehicle for the ontological theme of pain - is the starting point of the work of Dario Puggioni. The artist chooses cinematic close-ups of deformed female bodies, tortured by excruciating physical pain, manifesting a moral evil. In his work there is a refined aesthetic research, almost a fetishism of pain - not in a masochistic sense - that expresses a conscious inability to break the unconscious barrier against which every hope gets lost. The relationship with the canvas is material, direct and produces a strong emotional impact. The livid colors and misty hues complete the semantic content of the work. Puggioni, with his figurative approach, does not return to tradition, offering a personal view of the present, characterized by suffering caused by poverty, uncertainty for the future, inability to communicate, and alienation of the human being immersed in the mass and desperately lonely.