UA constant feature in the aesthetical path of Sidival Fila, an artist and member of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, is his research for contact with matter. This includes humble material, discarded objects, all the way to free and introflexed fabrics. His works of art aim at giving a voice back to these materials, as he attempts to tell their story and enable the perception of their vibrations. “Low and high, up and down. The artist goes down into the real world to withdraw cast-off, forgotten materials, and goes up when he raises said materials up to the beauty of light, to the verticality of the frame, to the dignity of gaze. In Fila’s art everything narrates an ascesis that includes the contact with the real world, everything leads to an immanent that includes and, hence, unveils the transcendent”.
In Metaphors, Sidival Fila brings to our time part of his own memories, to let us be part of them and make them ours.
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