May 12, 2011 19:00
Jean Bacho began working with scrap metal in 2010, with the aim to realize a physical idea. He carries out the project The 7 Junk Gang, seven knights made of wreckage with the help of Francesco Alessandra.
“The pieces of junk are completely useless to the function they were intended, for what they have been conceived. At the time of their death, the artist intervenes with his renewal.”
Jean Bacho considers himself a true humanist, he is never in search of new, but he is extremely nostalgic to what the man has produced. The scraps are memories of childhood. They spark creative thinking, generate hypotheses about the future, stimulate the desire to pass on their history. By saving some of them from the destruction, Bacho pass on the history of industrialization, machinery and labor.
“Progress” is going to suffer a setback, the modern is represented by the forced cohabitation with the superfluous. The waste is the peak of the superfluous and it’s also a
Thus, in the absurd logic of art, Bach, in this creative process, fights the modern falling into its own contradictions. Finding an aesthetic also in the rejection, not only he adapts to the business and by making art, but he denies the concept of superfluous, hoping for a return to primitivism and a sense of the past which are our last chance of salvation.