As in a riddle, the artist merges distant and yet related philosophies; Constructivism and Neorealism, which share more than one common denominator in their most intimate purposes.
With a cinematographer’s eye, Crudi portrays figures belonging to the Italian working class of the Third Industrial Revolution. By placing these characters in Suprematist and Early Constructivist abstract scenarios, the artist engenders a sense of dualism between actual work and its superstructure.
Remaining faithful to Constructivist philosophical theories, the artist depicts reality whilst refashioning its perception. This is the genesis of Leonardo Crudi’s “Simil Propaganda”, which illustrates a staged reality where its protagonists embody the working class only in a metaphorical sense.
26/5/16 - 2/6/16 Pastificio Cerere, Roma