The term “Nativity” recalls the change, the beginning of a new cycle of life.
Sasà Sorrentino deals with Nativity in a classical way but with a different interpretation, using new shapes.
For the artist, The “Holy Family” represents the sacredness of the relationship between two human beings. Thanks to this connection, man recognizes his nature and develops his sense of belonging to humankind.
In his Nativity works , Sasà Sorrentino shows the shapes of this union. The Virgin, Saint Joseph, and Jesus become bodies made of undefined cords and twines.
His works , all in different colors, appear both identical and different to the spectator at the same time, revealing that human nature changes and evolves , becomes part of others’ lives then it separates again.
The spectator suddenly falls into the vertigo created by the ceramic curves. The ceramic loses the fragile aspect generally associated with this material and shows a solid form, like metal.
The influence of Photography is evident in his art. His “photographic method” brings the idea into focus and then develops it into a concrete work. If the idea is not developed , it remains only an idea.
Thanks to his mastery the artist reveals his Idea to us.
Hanging like a tightrope walker between intention and action, the result is a paradoxical idea of power proving more completeness in the project than in final action.
“Nativity” by Sasà Sorrentino draws the attention to an underrated theme: man as a single person does not exist because he is the product of debate and relationship with others.