Maurizio Casirati, a.k.a. MakeAnObject, set out on his artistic journey twenty years ago when he moved from Cassano d’Adda to Naples and started to change the aspect of unwanted materials, like driftwood, discarded furniture, stone and marble, in such a way that they acquired new life in his hands. The inspiration is provided by the materials themselves, which had various functions and forms in a “previous life” and, on coming into contact with Mao’s artistic vision, become an integral part of the creative process. The struggle that develops between the artist and the laziness of a for-too-long, undervalued material renders the work enthralling and confers greater character and personality on the finished piece.
Only recently has Mao moved into the use of painting as a way to experiment with new visual forms, albeit still using objects with a past behind them. This territory was, until recently, little explored by the artist, but has opened up new prospectives for his expressive research and allowed him to capture moments of cinematographic suggestion.
The message transmitted by art, elitist and cerebral, make sometimes the visual experience complicated and difficult to understand, Mao invites visitors to let themselves slide between the forms and colors without looking for meanings that lie beyond the surface. The things you will see are, ultimately, no more than discarded materials which have been reconsidered.