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Tobia Ravà, Jerusalem. La voce della storia, 2017, sublimazione su raso acrilico, cm. 130 x 90. Courtesy PaRDeS - Laboratorio di Ricerca d'Arte Contemporanea, Mirano (VE)
11 December 2021
11:00 – 18:00
The exhibition and the texts are curated by Maria Luisa Trevisan. The exhibition is open for the 17th Contemporary Day on Saturday 11 December 2021 from 11 to 18, by appointment and is linked to the artist's personal exhibition open at the Civic Museum of Asolo.
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The exhibition present recent works by the artist regarding the architecture, animal and natural world. Woods, fields, trees, Venetian canals, bridges, squares, arcades and portraits are constructed by paths linked to mathematical sequences in relation to time and space, but also symbolic vortices and clocks, linked to the Fibonacci sequence, as with the new bronzes and in his sculptures in stone and marble like Fario nera, a trout in Back in 1996 Tobia Ravà started to incorporate into his works alphanumeric figures deriving from the Hebrew alphabet, using a logic that over the years has become ever more compelling. In this exhibition he presents his works as algorithmic paths in which any element, even in a transcendent sphere is connected by a logic of meaning through "ghematriah" (“gimatreya” letter-number permutation) and the basic concepts of the "kabbalah" (“reception”, a mystic tradition of Hebrew thought). The artist has studios in Venice and in Mirano where he has produced works of substantial dimensions like the life-size tiger shark entitled "Leviatano infinito". The particularity of his work lies in the alphanumeric texture linked to ghematriah, and to the kabbalah which he studies meticulously before applying it to the surface of his work. Following the thoughts of the Safed kabbalist Itzachq Luria, he proposes an ethical-philosophical way, at the same time both ancient and contemporary, of arriving at a new ethical interpretation of our interaction with the world we live in. In every work he develops a symbolic rebus progression constructed on different levels of interpretation by means of ghematriah, a criterion of permutation of letters in numbers in use since antiquity in the Hebrew alphabet and according to which a number corresponds to every letter meaning that every alphabetic succession can be seen as an arithmetical sum. He recreates real life places by means of a codified language relating to the numbers relative to the transliteration of the 22 letters that make up the Hebrew alphabet and which, having an ethical, spiritual and numerological meaning, become a metaphor of disintegration via the sparks of an ancestral Big Bang. His works underline a return to the values associated with beauty and with respect for the environment but also for history and for all that man has produced as a result of knowledge. All of this is elaborated in his studio: he creates his works, ponders over theories and continues to make new discoveries. This is where the conjecture of the Fibonacci sequence was discovered, in particular the sub sequence with the repetition of the 24 numbers ("Congettura di Ravà"), found with the theosophic reduction of the numbers of the sequence (now a theorem having been tested and found to be true), and also another very recent discovery of his regarding prime numbers.
The artist has invented his own universe made of letters and numbers which he places harmoniously on every subject, both natural and cultural.

The exhibition present recent works by the artist regarding the architecture, animal and natural world. Woods, fields, trees, Venetian canals, bridges, squares, arcades and portraits are constructed by paths linked to mathematical sequences in relation to time and space, but also symbolic vortices and clocks, linked to the Fibonacci sequence, as with the new bronzes and in his sculptures in stone and marble like Fario nera, a trout in Back in 1996 Tobia Ravà started to incorporate into his works alphanumeric figures deriving from the Hebrew alphabet, using a logic that over the years has become ever more compelling. In this exhibition he presents his works as algorithmic paths in which any element, even in a transcendent sphere is connected by a logic of meaning through "ghematriah" (“gimatreya” letter-number permutation) and the basic concepts of the "kabbalah" (“reception”, a mystic tradition of Hebrew thought). The artist has studios in Venice and in Mirano where he has produced works of substantial dimensions like the life-size tiger shark entitled "Leviatano infinito". The particularity of his work lies in the alphanumeric texture linked to ghematriah, and to the kabbalah which he studies meticulously before applying it to the surface of his work. Following the thoughts of the Safed kabbalist Itzachq Luria, he proposes an ethical-philosophical way, at the same time both ancient and contemporary, of arriving at a new ethical interpretation of our interaction with the world we live in. In every work he develops a symbolic rebus progression constructed on different levels of interpretation by means of ghematriah, a criterion of permutation of letters in numbers in use since antiquity in the Hebrew alphabet and according to which a number corresponds to every letter meaning that every alphabetic succession can be seen as an arithmetical sum. He recreates real life places by means of a codified language relating to the numbers relative to the transliteration of the 22 letters that make up the Hebrew alphabet and which, having an ethical, spiritual and numerological meaning, become a metaphor of disintegration via the sparks of an ancestral Big Bang. His works underline a return to the values associated with beauty and with respect for the environment but also for history and for all that man has produced as a result of knowledge. All of this is elaborated in his studio: he creates his works, ponders over theories and continues to make new discoveries. This is where the conjecture of the Fibonacci sequence was discovered, in particular the sub sequence with the repetition of the 24 numbers ("Congettura di Ravà"), found with the theosophic reduction of the numbers of the sequence (now a theorem having been tested and found to be true), and also another very recent discovery of his regarding prime numbers.
The artist has invented his own universe made of letters and numbers which he places harmoniously on every subject, both natural and cultural.

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