Alessandro D’Aquila is an Italian conceptual artist, born in 1989. His research starts from the assumption that the communication today does not give time and space to interpretation. For this reason the artist tries to provoke in the viewer a sense of loss, using braille language, incomprehensible for most sighted people, but paradoxically visually striking. Braille becomes a cryptic message of great visual impact, regardless of its decipherability. “I would like to make visual art not suitable for those who see but to the beholder.”
LIKE A VIRGIN The seven capital sins are the main temptations of Evil, which can trick mankind into gaining eternal damnation. They are represented by the excesses which turn into vices and flaws, by exaggerations able to lead the spirit in a spiral of pure individualism. Nowaday, sins have changed, as have we. Pleasure is our guide, the compass of a bitter existence which seems to gain meaning just through the sweetness of transgression. The old moralism has become obsolete, religions are just stories like many others, and we can choose to believe in them or not, without consequences. We have lost the right path and we all are taking our own road. But where are we going? The new sin in contemporary society is the lack of foresight, the indifference towards the future, the complete absence of questions about tomorrow. We rush to live a life that’s full of pleasures, distortions, luxurious habits, without paying mind to the consequences. We have become parasites of the body that hosts us, we have spent so much time not giving a damn about the solution that we have now become the problem. The eight capital sin is hanging above our heads, like a lengthy and lethal sword of Damocles. It is our only guilt: pollution.