Davide Dall’Osso I Il Giardino Segreto

30 march 2019 | Bagno Vignoni, Siena

30 march – 30 june 2019


Widespread exhibition by Davide Dall’Osso in the village of Bagno Vignoni.

The Municipality of San Quirico d’Orcia chooses for the 2019 season, for the theme I Paesaggi del Benessere the artist Davide Dall’Osso as the protagonist of the Santa Caterina Pool in Bagno Vignoni.
I Paesaggi del Benessere is the exhibition that San Quirico d’Orcia dedicates to Bagno Vignoni, a well-known spa in the world for its “water square”. I Paesaggi del Benessere accompany the awakening every year spring of the waters “sacred to the naiads”, with a series of initiatives including conferences, book presentations,

The initiative dedicated to contemporary art in 2019 will be interpreted by Davide’s floating works Dall’Osso on the waters of the Santa Caterina Pool, also known as Piazza delle Sorgenti.
The artist Davide Dall’Osso has measured himself with different forms of art, finding his form in sculpture expression and exploration, with experiences also of an international nature both for collaborations and exhibitions.
For Davide Dall’Osso every installation is a dramaturgy. He writes with him sculptural characters of him, a new text made of evocative images. The characters enter the scene one after the other within his “secret garden” which today is represented by the Santa Caterina pool in Bagno Vignoni.

Why “Il Giardino Segreto”?
For Dall’Osso, the secret garden is that secluded open place that exists in each of us and that sometimes remains secret even from ourselves; that place of freedom, that place perhaps that we discovered as children as in book “the secret garden”. The children ventured into this garden and rediscovered, through nature,
their identity, their strength and their human being. Dall’Osso has opened up his garden in some way secret from which these dancing figures emerged, these flowers that dance above the waters, whose reflection it becomes a flower blooming on the water like water lilies; the idea is that they dance, tell stories and sing is the day and night, when they are immersed in the light. At daybreak, the mist of dawn, which rises from the hot waters of the thermal bath, unites with the reverberation of the water and together with the reflections, the figures seem to dance skimming the surface.
Water as a liquid element, like the liquid society that is now in search of human freedom, an idea of freedom as identity, where everyone can express themselves to the fullest of their possibilities. For Dall’Osso, freedom is an essential theme of his spiritual search, the freedom to be oneself and to be able to express their potential to the fullest.

” The greatest imprisonment to which a being human being today can be condemned is that of not being able to have a land where he can express what he deeply knows he is “.

The last two presences that “enter the scene” in the installation are the “Duelers”. Two centaurs, two hybrid figures, two liquid figures who defined themselves and who met; individually self-defined, not as a couple. They met at this moment, they are studying each other, they are comparing how two duelists in their love ritual. The “Duelers” close the door to this secret garden of Bagno Vignoni predicting that perhaps they have not yet found their land and that they will continue their search
of a place where they can express what they deeply know they are.

The artist’s creations are the result of research that is not only aesthetic, but intimately linked to twenty years constant sculptural experimentation on polycarbonates, through a gesture that he does not know reproductions.
The reuse of industrial polycarbonate waste for approximately 80% of the total and the process of eco-sustainable creation, make the works not only an artistic legacy but also a message, an invitation to awareness, sustainability and above all a commitment to an art form that respects nature.
The recycled materials, chosen one by one by the sculptor, with different thicknesses, types and brands bring each creation with its uniqueness.