What is the stuff of Enzo Cucchi’s dreams? Reality. A donkey flies, a train becomes the branch of tree before once more becoming a train; an ear appears – stark and solitary – in a field of corn. However these images are not part of mad, mystical hallucinations. The profound eye of the artist creates stories involving presences and bodies abstracted from the real world; the simple necessity implicit in the representation of images turns them into revelations. The eye of Enzo Cucchi is an avid one. It consumes the tension of physical objects and then amplifies it within those self-same forms, which are dilated to become appearances in a different universe. Colours and brushstrokes take on life within a time that never stops, that repeats endlessly in the hyperbole of perspective and history. On the surface of the artist’s canvasses sparkles light that is as concrete as it is metaphysical. Swarming forms and beings are restrained within contours; they are part of a world where the depth of matter is animated by line. Draughtsmanship and painting are not submitted to any hierarchy. Similarly, sculpture itself is part of a wide-ranging vision that binds Cucchi’s original intuitions in a single representation, in a fleeting but very solid appropriation of the real.