OTHER PEOPLE SAY
The conceptualism underpinning Vincent Giannico’s object installations derives from the intense communication he develops with mundane items. The artist’s perspective is moulded by his creative joy, also applied in the fields of environmental actions, video art, photography and painting. His meditation of the image, enacted through a filter of reconsideration and requalification in terms of redeeming visual power, triggers the assertion of new iconicity not devoid of sociological commitment. In his work Giannico uses an object to spotlight a poetical idea and arrive at neo-conceptual constructs, generating provocation that may be ironic or disturbing or enigmatic. Here the actual illusory solution set forth symbolizes reality’s own alienation and dehumanization. Nuances produced by personal memory, daily accounts, technocratic spasms, scientific manipulations and the demands of obtuse consumerism, merge in his exploration of objects playing a role in the perplexities of our era. An era not so much of truth, therefore, as of crossbreeding, explaining the ambiguity incarnated by Giannico’s objects, where the artist himself is the manipulator of a crucial new Humanism addressing a hope for redemption.
MARIA CRISTINA RICCIARDI