Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix reopens with Italian artist Alessandro Roma’s second solo show at the gallery.
“A leaf and an eye, the inner one, to return to the earth, to take root and rediscover nature: Alessandro Roma’s exhibition ‘The eye of the inner leaf’ is an allegorical journey into the depth of the unconscious, a celebration of instinct which, through the pictorial gesture, turns into a pure vision of the savage that lives in us.
From wall paintings to works on paper, the gaze is lost in a selva of primordial forms where every element depicted is opposed to the others with an expressive force on its own, testifying that, in nature, everything has a raison d’être. Keepers of this order are the three sculptures from the series My head inside the nature (2019), silvan divinities with phytomorphic appearance and apotropaic powers, which refer to a distant time when man and nature lived in total symbiosis.
So it is with the unconscious, where instincts and archaic desires coexist, originating a state of pre-knowledge of ourselves and reality.
Roma’s latest exhibition leaves the path to return to the savage and to a mythical, irrational and timeless dimension as the magical explanation of the world.”
Alessandro Roma: The Eye of the Inner Leaf
until 1 August 2020
Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
19 Goulston St, London, E1 7TP
+44 20 7247 1167