Emanuele Becheri (Prato, 1973), has always been interested in drawing, which he studied in different languages - experiences of drawing in total darkness, then through photography, video and music, and finally through sculpture and terracotta. The relationship between drawing and sculpture is not a concept but, according to Becheri, a reverberation. There is a resonant relationship - which we feel mainly in terracotta, a tension in the gesture, a vibration of the line, a complicity where certain details in the drawing resonate in the sculpture as certain details in the sculpture resonate in the drawing.
To see there a reminiscence of works of former masters would be misleading. If you ask him about a dialogue he would have in his sculpture with the great masters, Becheri answers: In 2016, in the collective exhibition The Lasting at the Galleria Nazionale di Roma, I found myself with one of my works (Shining, 2007, luminescent burrs of snails carving a black background for the photographic backgrounds) next to Boulevard Impression and Ecce Puer de Medardo Rosso. It was the first spark. And later, in the exhibition De Scultura, curated by Saretto Cincinelli, at Casa Masaccio (2018), I showed for the first time my terracotta, creating a face-to-face with what was starting to interest me more and more closely; a game of looks, of revisions, of stalking, the unique and rare possibility of seeing several times my works in strictly wanted rooms and shared with ancient masters, imagining to find roots that only the real presence of sculptures, in this common space, could reveal.”
Le Museo Novecento à Florence, a consacré une exposition personnelle en 2020, Sculture e disegni, dont les curateurs sont les critiques Sergio Risaliti et Saretto Cincinelli – un important catalogue a été publié en 2022, par Novecento éditions. Parmi ses récentes expositions collectives, mentionnons celle de 2019 « Ragione e Sentimento » à la Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, dont les curateus étaient Chiara Stefani et Massimo Mininni, puis celles de 2018 Video from the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte e Moderna e Contemporanea au E.M.S.T National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, et De scultura Casa Masaccio Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno.