World-renowned artist Vincenzo De Cotiis opens a solo exhibition, Archaeology of Consciousness, at Carpenters Workshop Gallery London, Tuesday 10 October. Exploring the enduring motif of the archway as a portal, the exhibition aims to challenge its historic connotations in order to pave the way for fresh perspectives.
“Arches symbolise transitions, a concept that extends beyond the mere human and earthly to encompass the ancestral” – De Cotiis
Through Archaeology of Consciousness, Vincenzo De Cotiis reimages traditional archway structures through deliberate, creative perversions of form and material. Utilising non-traditional materials, including rare stones, recycled fibreglass, and Murano glass, alongside distortions of shape and form, the exhibition questions long-held preconceptions regarding the symbolic significance of archways.