Lives in Pesaro
The fundamental element of Francesco Gennari’s investigation is self-representation, not as a unitary representation but as recognition of the constant doubling and instability of the self. Through the use of diverse materials that contain an alchemical or transformative power, the artist relates to his multiple identity and manifests it in the creative process.
Tre colori per presentarmi al mondo, la mattina (Three Colours to Introduce Myself to the World, In the Morning, 2013) is a Murano glass sculpture in which the artist isolates three different moments of his personality coinciding with different moments of the day and of daylight. In the series Autoritratto su menta (con camicia bianca) (Self-Portrait on Mint with White Shirt), 2020, Gennari conveys an incorporeal and almost monstrous image of himself. The syrup on which his face is reflected compromises and distorts his image, capturing it in its own precariousness and making the double emerge.