Theory of coincidences
‘Coincidences’ determine an individual’s state of being, balanced and in harmony with the universe. In this sense, coincidences can be understood as nature’s purest law, and beyond nature they represent the perpetual bond between the relative and the absolute, as well as the birth of all forms of life and love. They’re a link between reality and imagination, between desire and fantasy, between the body and the spirit, between life and death. The importance of such moments should form the basis of all scientific, artistic, economic, political and religious laws, as they determine the existence and subsistence of human beings upon the Earth, as well as upon any other planet. As the laws indicated above, like their establishment, are inseparable from one another, this theory becomes the bond that could further the quest, the growth and the evolution of mankind.
Space:Sound = Light:Time
Alberto Magrin’s latest works arise from the ‘Theory of Coincidences’ and are based on mediations suspended between the earth and the heavens, between the world of the mundane and that of dreams. Like a modern shaman, the artist receives messages and conveys them to us in the form of photographic images accessible to everyone. The lyricism that distinguishes his works becomes part of them thanks to an ironic play on randomness, a mapped out destiny that can only be made to blossom in our eyes through the artist’s sensitivity. Works derived from real life and recreated experiences, characterized by symbolic meaning, as if attempting to reinterpret the divine message.
A coincidence as a moment of creation, origin of the idea and trajectory of the form. A form that is the image of the real on which intervenes a light manipulation that is at the same time irony and drama, smile and shock, in a dimension of the image where everything can be the opposite of everything, where what you see at first glance is the only appearance and behind every appearance lives a camouflaged reality. It is up to the observer to recognize what is true and what is not: in order to do so, it is necessary to go backward, in which the artist can lead him. As in any conceptual work, the title is often an integral part of what is seen. Alberto Magrin, offers a track, offers a suggestion: the rest is intuition or rather, coincidence.
(Mimmo Di Benedetto)
Carrousel du Louvre - Booth R18
99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
November 08, 2019 to November 10, 2019