Until tomorrow, 30 June 2020, the Sala d’Ercole of Palazzo D’Accursio in Bologna will host Gilbert Kruft’s La Recherche Humaine, the first and most important exhibition dedicated entirely to the German master, Bolognese by adoption, Gilbert Kruft.
5 years after his death, it is possible to enjoy some of the most important sculptures of the Recherche Humaine, the bronze masterpiece of the artist known all over the world.
Making the spiritual, the immaterial visible: this is the meaning of the artistic research of Kruft, philosopher sculptor who investigated, starting from himself, the emotional and psychological, rational and irrational component of the human soul, creating about eighty works, concluded in first decade of the new millennium with its valuable self-portrait.
The exhibited works have all been cast in bronze by the artist with the lost wax casting technique (with the exception of the Conclusion, which includes plaster works waiting to be cast in bronze), and belong to a unitary artistic cycle, which makes of the human essence the cardinal point where each work is a fundamental element to analyze the different facets of the immaterial, the spiritual.
For the first time a corpus of over thirty sculptures by the artist will be gathered in a historic Bolognese building, and viewers will be able to familiarize themselves with the sculptures thanks to the formal language adopted by the artist, which involves the use of muscular anatomy for the creation of new combinations, where arms and legs coexist in forming anthropomorphic but refined figures, bearers of universal values.
Essence, harmony and spirituality were the concepts underlying the sculptor’s reflections on the meaning of art: it is a lifelong meditation, during which he investigated issues related to the definition of the identity of the individual, exploring the unconscious of the human soul, seeking its essence, to materialize it.
The aim of the exhibition is to make Gilbert Kruft’s Opera Omnia known, presenting this sculptor as one of the noteworthy artistic personalities in a period full of values, as confused in their knowledge: our time.