The artist presents a new large canvas that will repre- sent his idea of the Mediterranean Sea. “Maresen- zamare is a search for abstraction, a journey of the im- agination along the lines that define a counter- landscape that is revealed in our eyes. It’s a word game. In the search for Hernán Pitto-Bellocchio the carto- graphic representation depict the starting point of a survey that concerns the Mediterranean basin. Through an analysis of the nautical charts, the artist outlines – in a dense sign that knows no pauses of un- certainty – the morphology of the underwater land- scape, the mountainous reliefs, imagining the absence of the sea and drawing imaginary continents that become counter landscapes of reality. A sort of reverse map takes shape, a network woven by the expert hands burned by the fishermen’s sun, which slips from above adhering to the deepest depressions, unexplored val- leys and indomitable peaks that raise the flag of the new utopia.
Suspended in the cerulean blue of the emerged land – at times embellished by the ancient bronze – this mantle re- tains the memory of the earth, as the greatest flooding of the planet that put an end to the Messianic salinity crisis, when the Mediterranean became a gigantic lake of saline. And also our history of meetings, thriving businesses of Greek statues and corals, but also of broken lives. The map then becomes a metaphorical object on which fo- cuses in a look that discovers new visual suggestions and constantly questions itself in an historical moment where geopolitical and environmental balances are increasingly precarious. What would change without sea? What would the new boundaries be like on migratory currents? How to cope with overheating and pollution that threaten the life and time of our seas? ”