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Claudio Tozzi belongs in a very young generation of artists that followed Concretism and strives to free itself from the geometric trend. They suffered the influence of geometric art, but are now trying to transform such an art into something more vibrant, more sensorial. Actually, to some extent, the same thing was true in the international process. After the Geometric Abstrationism, artists switched to Abstract Expressionism, a Monet revival, in a search of color as energy. They seek a synthesis of Abstract Expressionism and geometric construction, that could very well be an attempt to synthesize a large portion of 20th-century art.

The creative process combines elements of conscious as well as unconscious action - which is something that has always been acknowledged. Homer used to say that nothing of what he wrote came from his mind, and that everything came from his muse. The muse was his unconscious. In the 19th century Poincaré, the French scientific philosopher and mathematician, systematized the discovery of mathematics, that involved conscious and unconscious processes. Hence an era conception of creativity was born that was a complex combination of conscious and unconcious elements. Every time an artist looks at his own paiting, he does so conditioned by his own personality. Anyone else looking at the same painting will see something else, something different. There exists a wide variety of situations, so a painting way be interpreted in various different ways. Whereas a generation regard art in a certain manner, the following generation will see it in another. From a certain moment on, art becomes dissociated from the artist, and makes its own history.

Mário Schenberg


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