In his work, Francesco De Bernardi confronts an ideal that is multiple and which must bear an attitude perceived as an uncontrollable control. With his three sculptures, this attitude can be defined as Sprezzatura. As portrayed by Un Romantico a Milano (2022), Sprezzatura can today be described as an attitude. Epistemologically described as “studied carelessness,” this term suggests a magnificence hidden in its nuances and imperfections, as well as a strength kept in reserve.
Installation view at Peres Project, Milan, IT
photos by Roberto Marossi
“UN ROMANTICO A MILANO 2022”, wood, fabric, wig, shirt, sunglasses, shoe, 3D print, 160 x 22 cm
“THE PROTAGONIST OF ‘THE WALK’ BY ROBERT WALSER 2022”, wood, fabric, wig, shirt, sunglasses, 3D print, 115 x 20 cm
“SUN YUH WEN 2022”, wood, fabric, wig, shirt, sunglasses, 3D print, 115 x 20 cm