:Via Crucis 2000
on canvas 89 x 116 cm
It is not possible to describe the movement of
gas particles or to make meteorological predictions across logical equations;
applying, that is to say, to these systems a rigid deterministic diagram.
The beating of the wing of a butterfly in Beijing, like Edward Lorenz wanted
to say, can cause a storm in New York. These concepts find themselves also
in the images painted by Michel Le Goff. His work’s intricate painted paths
that branch out and seem to follow indefinite and eccentric itineraries
thicken and disentangle themselves around invisible attractors. These interwoven
paths return however always to the point of departure, somehow underlining
the fact that the space of the painting is a system closed and circumscribed.
A similar effect to Tobey or Pollock. Here however the net of paths that
fill the canvas seems to imitate the organic and stratified growth of a
neural system. An elliptical and sinuous universe in which the curve dominates
in all its infinite permutations, moving itself with extreme fluidity but
at the same time it traces the most infinitesimal layers. The curve for
Le Goff "rules the universe" and its presence accounts also for the paradigm
of beauty. The Curve, as the artist related to the author of the exhibition
catalogue Gianni Pozzi, is the key to the origin of the world and of life
itself and is contrary to the geometrical universe we find within crystals.
So beyond the scientific and purely visual it is possible to establish
connections in Le Goff”s work also with the fluidity of music that for
the French artist has provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
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