“Io Sono Dio”
(I am God)
My images are unnatural, indeed they are a challenge against nature. When I write “I am god” this is exactly what I mean: I want to challenge nature, this is the purpose of my scientific research. When I paint I am no longer in nature, I compare myself with nature from the outside, recreating it. My paintings are a kind of genetic engineering experiment. These latest works of mine are totally autonomous. I think they are my best works because they come from studies of mathematics and philosophy and not from artistic relationships that I have had in the past. I haven’t even looked at catalogs or art magazines for months, and instead I read scientific essays. That’s why I say – defiantly – that I am a scientist -god.
-Answers from the interview by Pierluigi Pusole. Io sono Dio. by Massimiliano Gioni, WWW TRAX. 2018.