Saturno Butto's Dark ReligionErotica // Monday, 23 Jan 2012
The work of Saturno Butto throws a personal interpretation of sacred formal European technical expertise and is reminiscent of the great masters of our time. Rituals figured, tableaux vivants, neo-Gothic altar pieces are themes in the masterful creations with which the artist explores the fascinating mysteries has always been inspired by, "dark religion": the body's innate sensuality and his deep spirituality.
In the ongoing conflict between eroticism and pain, ecstasy and transgression, the rich paintings on wood and threw dissect the uncompromising vision of western religious iconography contradictory to the body, first exhibited as an object of worship, the other denied in its value of pure erotic beauty. The result is a fascinating tension that enhances primarily the human figure, where in his work it has always been at the center of the scene.