Palazzo Previtera is pleased to present Enzo Tomasello, Lebenswelt – The World of Life.
The exhibition continues the project started in 2021 with the Etna park and SARP. The catalogue
includes texts by Prof. Filippo Giorgi, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007 and Prof. Giampietro
Giusso del Galdo Director of the Botanical Garden of Catania. The aim of this exhibition is to bring
together different disciplines.
The world of science and the world of spirit are not two different worlds, but they are two
worlds that interact, because both are different aspects, of that real world of which man is part
and experiences it. The language of Enzo Tomasello expresses a deep relationship with nature and
his art is no longer a mere representation of reality, the conceptual language builds the
phenomenal world through chromatic relationships, volumes, different materials, and the
coexistence of several points of view. The artist is the one who can evoke what is enclosed in
matter, a matter suspended between life and consciousness. The essence of his works tends to
continuous research on the materials, in which the subject experiences the visible and the invisible
through his body. The relationship between man and environment, man and nature, in search of a
balance of the world lead him to investigate the theme of the tree, as a central theme of the world
The leaves of trees and ferns, the oldest plants on the planet applied on the canvas take on mystical and philosophical meanings and are often covered with layers of colour that thus give plasticity and volume, becoming three-dimensional forms. In his works, there is a continuous
search for unexplored experiences of the mind (made up of silences, long walks in the open air), and the leaves that are the peripheral elements of the structure of the trees, become the main element of Enzo Tomasello; the experimentation on the concept of natural space, and on the concept
of built and ethereal space-time of the spirit. The leaves are suspended between spirit and matter in a space often delimited by closed lines that make us reflect on the ‘built space’ and on the interaction of the subject in the world. The application of the gold leaf, the fragments of gold on
the canvas, are reminiscences of a sacred and ancient world, esoteric symbols that detach the work from its historicity to project itself into the non-place of the eternal. The works of Enzo Tomasello allow a continuous relationship between those who look at the work and the material object that is the painting itself, and the artist. And the space that these
works occupy in the exhibition space is a visible space in which the artist does not want to communicate, but to open a dialogue with the past and the contemporary, a coherent and
continuously unfolding discourse.