Cristiano Carotti (Terni, 1981) investigates the aggregative power of symbols within communities, according to Jung necessary for the construction of a collective consciousness.
Stimulated by René Guénon's texts on a possible erroneous evolution of mankind, studies the mechanisms that led to a progressive detachment from an active knowledge path towards a passive modality.
The research develops around the study of secular and religious iconography, to the historical transformations undergone by symbols in the socio-political sphere, emptied and filled with new meanings often in an instrumental way.
Through painting, ceramics and installation interventions, reworks contemporary archetypes and fetishes with a language in balance between academic anthropology and post-internet aesthetics.
This monographic project, edited by White Noise Gallery, shows the artist's work, not through the images of his works, but through a visual and conceptual "flow of consciousness" that tells and reveals Carotti's creative process, from research to the method underlying his artistic production.