CONTEMPORARY ART FROM ITALY
Born in Nigeria in 1975 to Italian parents, Sergio Voci travelled the Middle East throughout his childhood before settling in Italy, where he has found home. The complexity of the cultures he experienced appears in his work, shaping it dramatically. However, if there is one word that defines Sergio’s work, that is the drawing. Its design, its shapes, its objects, wether real or imagined, are the basis of his production.
The artist accompanies us along a humble imaginary of iconic representations of everyday life. Indeed, his work accepts and absorbs the concept of “diversity”, referencing classical mythology, folklore, superstitions and traditions, information and high-tech industries, popular culture, religious iconographies, craft techniques. It is a mix, which provides pleasure and anxiety, a right balance of both the local and the global.