Something small and ephemeral hides surrounded by tons of matter. Study, craftsmanship and ingenuity merge to construct something monumental, epic.

Variations on destruction and abandonment looked upon with a positive eye and turned into construction and creation. Reflections on everyday beauty, on the poetry that we fail to see, on our wavering attention. Born from the unexpected thoughts and details that bring us change day after day, we started with a flame is Ariel Schlesinger's second solo exhibition hosted by Galleria Massimo Minini.

Four years on from the first show, Ariel presents a threefold project that brings together his ongoing research on how to turn negative events into positive ones, his ability to see the creative potential in ordinary things and an unprecedented willingness to tap into the world of sculpture without ever losing sight of the extraordinary effect of surprise.

(Massimo Minini)