Francesco Gennari's artistic practice is based on minimalist formal characteristics and a metaphysical approach. Characterised by its conceptual consistency, Gennari's work draws from a cosmology of divergent mediums (Murano glass, bronze, marble, gin, mint syrup), selected not for their outward appearance but for their inherent specificities. Their apparent matter-of-fact aspect contrasts with the artist's attachment to the ideas of sensibility and poetry that lay behind the experience of being in this world. The primary subject of Gennari's work is the invisible—what one is not able to see and that is made visible by the artist—which he materializes into organic and material objects.
Text courtesy Esther Schipper.