Lea Mugnaini‘s works revolve around the coexistence of intuitive, abstract forms and images. For Mugnaini, every initial inspiration, every form she finds in her work, stems from the encounter with her immediate environment, in which she moves and lives. Her artworks are metaphysical landscapes that she approaches with archetypal forms through paper, sketches, drawings, collages. In here recent installation Le specie del sonno, this defining creative process becomes both visible and tangible. Emerging from all experimental arrangements, the bronze stands out as the most tangible of all forms – still abstract and seemingly raw, yet as concrete as it has rarely been before. For the first time Mugnaini deals with this material and thus enters an environment that is new to her. In their three-dimensionality, the landscapes that she sketches become a visual, but also tactile experience that has infinite validity. The material may change due to external circumstances – its existence though remains eternal and thus makes it the most concrete image of the first encounter.
Text by Leopold Hornung