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TRANSFIGURATION OF DOMESTIC OBJECTS

Enej Gala, born in Slovenia

Enej Gala’s obstinate insistence is destined to failure and repetition. The artist knowingly demonstrates this in his repairedobjects, where the loss of function underlines the origin. Among the sculptures belonging to this series, the materials evocative of the home reflect, by repairing their functionality, on their roots in daily life and recall lives that have been lived, lost or were not as expected. They are elements accompanying everyday – and everyone’s – existence. Elements that inhabit every home, every drawer, but which are transformed and transfigured through these obsessive repairs. What is conserved, therefore, is a sense of profound fragility and instability, emphasized and exaggerated by a forced precariousness.

Appocundria, Casa Testori, 2019 © Maki Ochoa-7
Appocundria, Casa Testori, 2019 © Maki Ochoa-8
Appocundria, Casa Testori, 2019 © Maki Ochoa-9
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Posted on: 12 November 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri