The "Supernova" pictorial cycle summarizes and conciliates as never done before, the duality of science and mysticism ever present in Magnani's entire artistic production. The artist wants to bring attention to the phenomenon and consequences of these huge nuclear explosions that characterize the end of a star's life: the Supernova. All the material released by the explosion is at the origin of the formation of new stars. The supernova thus poses as a symbol of death and rebirth, and cyclicity of the universe. In these spectacular cosmic events the elements heavier than iron are formed, through which life, as we know it, is possible. That is why we can say that Supernova has a meaning that goes well beyond astronomy. In these works, the perfection of the geometric lines of the triangle, the circle, and the cross dialogues with the chaos of color explosions, creating a balance between order and disorder. These geometries are part of the cultural and spiritual patrimony of the human kind, of that essence that, retrieving Plato, transcends matter existing only in the world of ideas. Remembering that everything is in everything, Supernova unites macrocosm to microcosm, universe to man, science to mysticism. A hymn to life, its complexity, and its magic.
Technique: the pictorial surface, in no phase of its creation, is touched by the artist either with the hands, or with the brushes or with other instruments. Only color shots, sprays, jets of water and air create the shapes and colors from which the works come to life.
Supernova No.16 - 2018Acrylic and enamel on multilayer paper-aluminium panel
Diameter 100 cm | 39,4 in