A quick search of his name “Marco Poma” on this site brings up a series of articles concerning Marco and his work that we have published over the years.
Central to each article is the fact that Marco is on a constant search for something elusive and seemingly just out of reach of his fingertips.
If you listen to the interview recorded with Marco outside the Palazzo Pancrazi this afternoon if would appear that he finally has got a firm grip on just what he was chasing and it not going to let it easily slip from his grasp.
Slow Art is the concept that he is now eloquently promoting with a firm basis on site specific art and a refusal to accept mass produced design orientated by price.
The exhibition in Palazzo Pancrazi is based on what were essentially found objects, furniture, chairs and fragments of burnt wood taken from a house or barn had been transformed into something far more alluring and evocative by the judicious application of silver, gold and copper leaf.
Apart from the fine aesthetic of the objects, Marco also brought into play the concepts of the passage of time, decay, ageing and the eventually disintegration of all things- as this wood without a doubt dated back probably more than 100 or even 150 years but for now it looks as though time has stopped under that gold and silver patina.
The second concept which immediately follows the first is the idea of preciousness or value
Something which is gold-leafed must by force of circumstances be of value otherwise why would they bother doing it?
It is of no coincidence that Marco is one of the founder artists working on the cultural geocaching project where the concept of value is being experimented with and pushed to the limit (geocaching articles here)
Included in the exhibition were a series of black and white photographs by Gabriele Caproni.
painter and photographer - started barganews.com, the first on line news site in Tuscany, Italy back in 1996