z2o Sara Zanin Gallery is pleased to present Krištof Kintera’s first solo show at the gallery, No One Has Nothing, after his participation to the group shows Hidden Beauty (2018), curated by Marina Dacci, and You Got To Burn To Shine, curated by Teresa Macrì at La Galleria Nazionale, and his attendance of this year edition of La Triennale di Milano.
Krištof Kintera’s research focuses on the theme of “post-natural” in order to create a complex social and political interrogation about our time, hoping to stimulate awareness on topical and contemporary issues.
For Kintera, in the so-called “copper age”, based on the transmission of energy and information, Nature is compared to an huge nervous system and it is recreated through the use of waste materials that constitute our para-natural everyday habitat.
Kintera patiently investigates every possibility of sculpture and installation through the use of a wide range of materials and elements. Starting from different and various approaches to the medium and switching from one material to another, from one theme to another, from large scale long term complex projects to small scale easy gestures, he reinvents a new lexicon made by utopic and dystopic images referred to a collapsed universe. With sharp and ironical outlook, Kintera is unveiling common traumas and checking our attitudes to them.
The title of the exhibition, No One Has Nothing, plays a significant role in the comprehension of the universe designed by Kintera and reflects the artist’s way of working. Art should communicate in a very simple and direct way in order to construct a whole significant statement. Through a site-specific intervention in the gallery space, Kintera displays sculptures, installations and wooden boards in which the use of found materials focuses on the infinite variety and capability of the artist to give new life to inanimate objects.