2010 - Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimginano
At the end of every day, all of humanity, has contributed to create artificial mountains of garbage, found under huge ground clothes, underground, usually along roads that we pass through daily, along the banks of rivers and seas, we meet them where we would just enjoy unspoiled nature. It 's our reality!, Our ordinary that we create buying, consuming, wasting. A run towards purchasing useless things, created by deception to improve our life, objects that are continually being modified to improve the functions and raises the serious problem of disposing of an enormous volume of waste. A trash that Man wants to distance himself from, hidden from sight and smell; he wants to live in clean and perfumed environment, he must be good smelling and so here comes the amount of shampoo, deodorant, household cleaners, degreasers and soap for washing machines that wash whiter than white as white can be. And moreover empty boxes and containers that go to swell the mountain of waste. Bruno Munari crystallized in the resin waste of equipment, mechanisms, magnetic materials, "Archaeology of the Future" a big hunting for the archaeologist of 6000s. Vere Gordon Childe, a famous archaeologist, wrote in the late '50s: "The loose bolt that fell out of my car this morning, the box of sardines, which I carefully buried after lunch in Esher Common, and the crater left by a German bomb are archaeological data just like the blade bay leaf, broken and thrown away by a deer Solutrean hunter ... The archaeologist of 6000s could interpret bolts, boxes of sardines and bomb craters documents as indicative of the type of vehicle used on roads around a big city, the habits of some of its citizens and the actions of some unknown enemies ... These are the things that archaeologists are interested in...human actions and thoughts. " Waste recounts and tells our life, our habits.
Dario Tironi and Koji Yoshida make sculptures of these dropouts. A work of painstaking restoration, cataloguing objects, functions, forms, colours, materials and then revive them, recycled in works of art. This is how the sculptures of these two young artists come to life, figures that at first glance, may seem ingenious and imaginative sculptures in bright colours, clever and playful adult toys, unusual works as a composition of the famous game of LEGO. Made with the codes of our era, they are themselves testimony and complaint, returning the image of our civilization: we are what we eat, from morning to night our every need is accompanied by an envelope, packaging, food and objects that, once we have been satisfied by, we want to throw and refuse. Sculptures made from things: observing them, each one of us can recognize an object or its part in his life possessed or used. Tironi and Yoshida also lead us to an another point, pushing us to think about how the 'humanity is contaminated by technology and how we can not live without. Video games, computers, mobile phones belong to us and we already know about the progress that bio-computer engineering has produced discoveries that correct functioning of organs or replace body parts with transplants and implants of chips, pacemakers, valves and artificial limbs. The human being takes possession of the objects that he creates, and he feeds and substitutes from them, the bionic man is not science fiction, it is already part of our very near future, and this surely will change the perception of man and its nature and its feelings as well. The works of Dario Tironi and Koji Yoshida are sculptures but also entities that, motionless, with their objective reality, want to lead us to reflection.
Isabella Del Guerra 2010