In the world of contemporary art, Italian artist Matteo Mauro has consistently pushed the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship. His latest sculpture, “DÉMIURGE,” has sent a shock throughout the art community. This imposing sculpture, crafted from the depths of black marble, stands as the largest and heaviest work of art to emerge from Matteo Mauro‘s studio.

Démiurge is an incomplete sculpture in which I attempted to express the reason why humans live in desperate search for another half. In this illusion, they will clash with the reality of the impossibility of a true chance to reunite physically. Once we were one and the same, and thus all our pursuit in life will be to return to that state of unattainable completeness. Even twin bodies are destined to be close, but never again one entity. Never again a demiurge anew.

This black marble behemoth, measuring an impressive 30 x 50 x 30 cm, is physically and metaphorically striking.  Combining the dark, enigmatic allure of black marble with its size, creates an aesthetic experience that leaves viewers mesmerized.

Creating a sculpture of this magnitude is no small feat, the exquisite choice of black marble is a symbolic stone used to represent sophistication, strength, and timelessness. The sheer magnitude of the sculpture accentuates the beauty of the material, with its rich, dark hues and intricate veining.

The title “DÉMIURGE” holds a deep philosophical meaning. In ancient philosophy, the Demiurge was the divine craftsman responsible for creating the physical world. Matteo Mauro‘s sculpture serves as a modern interpretation of this concept. Through the medium of black marble, he explores the interplay between the physical and the spiritual, inviting viewers to ponder the mysteries of creation and existence.

Matteo Mauro’s DÉMIURGE stands as a testament to the limitless potential of art. Its size, weight, and material create a unique visual experience that commands attention. This sculpture invites viewers to delve into the depths of human expression and the power of artistic creation. DÉMIURGE is a masterpiece that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world of art and those fortunate enough to encounter it.