The forest of Pablo Atchugarry is filled with mythologies, sylvester motifs and starry constellations. These sculptures in century-old olive trees tell tales and myths that from Antiquity reach us directly inspired from Book I of Ovid’s Metamorphosis.
Pablo Atchugarry, the giant of contemporary sculpture, retrieves here primordial materials. For a moment, he sets marble aside in order to consider wood, a simple material that simultaneously conveys strength and weakness, particularly after recent events like the frightful fires that have ravaged the Amazon forest.
Gallerist Adriano Ribolzi asked Pablo Atchugarry to give life to these metamorphoses from olive wood, a sacred tree, important for the nourishment it provides and striking in its structure. The challenge is not to sculpt but to guess, to follow nature in its most spontaneous expressions and, at the same time, to guide it towards a shape, a story, that is that of the magic of Art.