GALLERIA ANTONIO COLOMBO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
DAL 6 aprile al 20 maggio 2017
"FAR FINTA DI ESSERE UMANI"
Curated by Michela D'Acquisto
DAST proposes a series of works that, through the archetype of the robot, investigate the isolation of the contemporary man.
Concealing the identity of the protagonists of his works behind masks with features typical of Fifties' tin toys, the artist gives them the freedom to act according to their instincts, and meanwhile carries out a subtle analysis on the complexity of interpersonal relationships. Ambiguity and fiction, then, but in the first place solitude – meant both as an intrinsic condition of humanity and as a self-defense technique – are the aspects explored by the artist in his almost expressionist painting research.
Overtly influenced by the German avant-garde Die Brücke, to which the bold colors and the purely graphic stroke are attributable, Dast outlines a poignant reflection on the mechanisms that determine the relationship with the others and, in particular, with one's own inner reality.