Luca Curci talks with EDO during Venice International Art Fair 2021 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Edo has no gender, no time, no rule. Edo is flowing from left to right and then from right to left, from the finished weaving to its expansion, free and delicate like a drive, a wave, a motion ineluctable and perpetual. It happens. The lines intersect, flow, stop and resume, leaving fields unresolved, open to the interpretation of the user.
LUCA CURCI – What are you currently working on?
EDO – Right now my research is focused on experimenting with new brushes to give new forms to creative expression.
LC – How important is editing to the creative process? How’s yours? What is your creative process like?
E – My creative process moves on two levels. When thought meets matter, it’s about creativity, which can be applied to many areas, even those that are not necessarily artistic. Art, on the other hand, is born from the encounter of the spiritual with matter. Personally, I perceive the creative process as an act of meditation. I only work early in the morning, when my mind has not yet started its normal activity. As with any meditative or contemplative practice, after sleep, I express what I feel with fewer rational filters.
LC – What role does the artist play in society? And contemporary art?
E – Artists, moving in a less rational space where they encounter their own spirituality, communicate with the world through their works. My ink works are my personal language to communicate my search for the inner serenity I have been pursuing for years. So, I think that in the enjoyment of art there is a sharing of this spiritual space that we all seek in contemporary society.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
E – No, my inspiration comes from the most diverse things; however, they are always part of my daily life, even if we’re talking about an intuition and not a rational thought.
LC – What’s the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
E – If there is no expression, there is no space and time either. These ink works are my personal language to define this space and this time. But also my bodily expression, so much so that when I paint the gesture is quick, I don’t correct, it all comes out like a breath. When I paint it is as if the boundary between body, soul and mind is erased, just as it is in the future that I visualize, where the human being will be able to live in harmony with the universe.
LC – We were attracted by your most recent artistic production, was the artwork presented here created for the festival or selected from preexisting works?
E – This is the first public showing of the EDO art project, everything was created in the last months between 2020 and 2021, so they are new works, the combination of which has found consonance with the theme of the 13th edition of the Venice International Art Fair or the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time.
LC – Would you recommend a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
E – Yes of course, I would recommend it especially to an emerging artist like me. It is a good springboard to start moving in the world of contemporary art thanks to the physical and virtual network that ITSLIQUID has been able to create over the years. And, everyone who is working with Luca Curci is very helpful and efficient.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
E – Yes, of course. Especially because of its international dimension.