“Like the quietness of flowers…” This fragment from a poem by Giuseppe Desiato sounds like a mys- tery, tender and enigmatic at the same time.
To discover the meaning of these words, one has to im- merse oneself into Desiato’s work as well as into his personal life. Naples, his city, lives in this poem as well as in his work. Yet the artist is also part of an international discourse to which he contributes vividly with his clear vision. His artistic practice cannot be defined as part of any movement as it is rather a kaleidoscopic experience that explores the singular and complex universe of an individual. Desiato could be described as a “tableau vivant”, moving in between art and life as he conceives his personal narrative which he then projects onto a collective dimension.