Panismo Androgino by Valentina Gelain
29.10.- 19.11. 2021

Panismo Androgino investigates and brings out the fluidity of being; the interaction with ownself and the connections with the world around us.

A figurative and symbolic tribute, starting from our human existential sphere and our possibilities of awareness, leaning towards a perceptive and revitalising dilation.

A simple line delineates two figures with human features that, with their curved bodies and sylvan arms, tend circularly towards the central fulcrum of the composition; a central point where the two entities converge, or at the same time diverge, merging into one.

The sinuous artwork is outlined in a sign that is never interrupted, thus perpetuating its intrinsic essence. A meaning that becomes extrinsic as it dissolves in the surrounding liquid and in the pregnant plurality of the cosmic reality of which it is part.

A cyclical essence that, starting from us, expands in the ancestral flow of life, of phenomena, of totality. Possibilities of openings from which to flow and extend ourselves, almost to the point of fragmenting the facets of these multiple, ever-growing truths which, in a vital contraction, merge and reunite, tending these connections… now triggered.

The artistic production is divided into three parts: wall installation, sculpture/miniature and video. Both plastic works were created with iron wire, which, shaped and bent, outlines the visual content without ever being interrupted. Thus, it can be said that the artwork consists only and simply of a single line. The prototype of the main piece was created and used in the video, filmed with a GoPro camera.


Displayed art:

Panismo Androgino, 2020
video MP4, stereo channel, color, audio, 16:9, 1’33’’

Panismo Androgino, 2020
sculpture, iron wire, 25cm Ø

Panismo Androgino, 2020
installation wall/sculpture, iron wire, 150cm Ø


About the artist:

Valentina Gelain is a visual artist born in Feltre, in 1992, and currently based in the city of Vaasa. After completing my master’s degree at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in Milan, I moved to Finland and in 2018 I founded Black Box Genesis®. I often work under this name with the artist and partner Bekim Hasaj. ”My strongly evocative art is characterized by a marked self-referential spirit. I’m always careful to plumb my inner self and, from there, that of others, to reproduce it and almost impress it in the artworks. The fundamental theme of my art is the ‘Sentimento Panico’, that subterranean, almost visceral desire to connect with the natural element, merge with everything that surrounds us. What transpires from my works is a desire for evasion and, at the same time, for reunification (…)”

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