Leonardo Ulian unites contemporary worship of electronic devices and religious symbolism in electronic mandalas.
Leonardo Ulian has a deep interest in the possible roles of systems and frameworks in the artistic process. The Italian artist searches for signs of artistic autonomy within the frameworks he creates, trying to understand the system and at the same time how it can be applied to the process of creating works of art.
One of the series that clearly shows the ideas and concepts that behind his work is Sacred Space. The series of made up of what could be called Technological Mandalas, inspired by Hindu and Buddhist tradition and symbolism taken to new contexts. The mandalas are made of soldered computer and radio components that are given a new life and meaning. These artworks are hybrid forms of expression, stemming for spiritualization and contemporary society that result in the worships of electronic devices. Ulian creates these pieces using the logic of system construction, creating new systems from discarded framework pieces, but at the same time he expresses traditions that are part of society's evolution, bringing them close to the artistic context.
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