Homo sapiens reflects on and re-evaluates the current approach of man to reality. Homo Sapiens perhaps to remember that, throughout history, the elements and the paradigms of art remain unchanged; it’s only the connections between them that are constantly shifting.
Filippo Cecconi (Padova, 1994), Filippo Tappi (Cesena, 1985), Maarten Van Roy (Bonheiden, 1985), Paolo Bufalini (Roma, 1994), Paul Barsch (Karlsburg, 1982) and Tilman Hornig (Zittau, 1980), have different attitudes, but are united by their unsettling, wild and strategical approach. The objects exposed are like subjects or autonomous entities; daily life is reworked by the human mind, in different moods that oscillate between solemnity and cynicism, habit and innovation, spontaneity and artifice. Six different visions, gathered without the presumption to give labels or one singular interpretation, but to stimulate connections. A chance to think about perception, the sculptorial forms the object can take, the possibility to use the object itself as a vehicle for images or to intend it as a completely dematerialized and mental element. Homo Sapiens is an attempt to set together different spontaneous artistic attitudes, many ways of relating to reality.
— Davide Da Pieve