“There are 7 billion artists in front of me and I’m the last one, but this is neither a problem nor an obstacle because I’m going in the opposite direction.”
February 15th, 2018 holds the inauguration of the Habemus Hominem exhibition. With free admission, the exhibition presents the main work of the young artist Jago.
Why is this an unmissable opportunity?
With his astonishing success on social media, including more than 237,000 active followers on Facebook, Jago is tasked with bridging two representations of the contemporary world, without ever forgetting his origins.
The Museo Carlo Bilotti will present Jago’s body of work (beginning in 2009 to today). The exhibition showcases the artist’s relationship with stone, which is derived from a study he did of work by the sculptor Wildt.
The passage of time, memory, and the flow of existence all are themes recurrent in the work of Jago. In fact, the cornerstone of his exhibition are two works that portray Pope Benedict XVI.
One half depicts the Pontiff in the midst of papal ceremony adorned with holy vestments, the other shows a man stripped of his divine clothes, returning the the life of an average man after his resignation.
The exhibition title, Habemus Hominem, is quite clear.
The Venus is an example that best embodies Jago’s artistic intentions. He shows a woman marked by age though yet recalls an abstract concept of pure and uncontaminated beauty.
Clearly he looks to a different kind of beauty – a search for a timeless and strong woman.