In the artworks of Angelo Maisto, the medium and the main aim are highly related. Forgotten and unused items from everyday life emphasize consumerism, society’s attitude towards objects and nature itself.
By creating diverse sculptures, which at the first glance seem embedded into the environment, the artist breathed life into a new natural order (defined by the art critic Valerio Dehò as "Codex Maisti") where among typical animals and well-known plant species, the tiny unique creatures appear.
The sculpture comes with a glass bell hand-crafted by a Neapolitan artisan.
Angelo Maisto. Naturalia, Palazzo Conti Martini, Mezzocorona (TN) 2017
Angelo Maisto. Diakosmesis, curated by Valerio Dehò, Palazzo Mezzacapo Maiori (SA) 2017
LITTLE THINGS by Angelo Maisto, Blu Gallery (BO), February - March 2018
M. Palasciano, V. Dehò, Il Pipacottero e altre creature, Bologna, Blu Gallery Artecontemporanea ed edizioni d’Arte Bologna, 2018, p. 22
C. Nacci, Naturalia, Palazzo Conti Martini, Mezzocorona (TN) 2017V. Dehò, Diakosmesis, Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI), ed. Grafica Metelliana, 2017, pp. 29, 30
by Davide Raffaelli