• On left: Dream Merda, 2018, Courtesy Nico Vascellari
    On right: Nico Vascellari by Piotr Niepsuj
  • Nico Vascellari by Piotr Niepsuj
  • REVENGE, 07.06.2018, MAXXI, Rome, Courtesy Nico Vascellari

The Third Eye

Nico Vascellari

Interview Fabio Crovi
Photography by Piotr Niepsuj

 

I AM BOUND TO THE CONCEPT OF _DO IT YOURSELF-, IN OTHER WORDS, I HAVE TO BE THE FIRST TO INTERVENE TO PRODUCE A CHANGE IF I WANT ONE.

FC You are one of the most distinguished Italian artists, defined as being radical, obscure and perturbing. However, it is still extremely dif cult to describe you. Which do you think is the reason why?
NV 
I think that the term artist is more than enough to describe my way of working. Probably, the difficulty you are referring to arises from the connections established by my work amongst apparently distant realities demonstrated not through citation but experience.

In my opinion, every piece of artwork can be considered more powerful if this manages to grasp reality besides interpret it. Furthermore, time has shown that a super cial analysis of my work without the exploration of its deepest layers does not promote its understanding. To speak the truth, this does not really matter. What my work intends to communicate is of relative interest compared to the fact that it is actually able to communicate.

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