Matteo Zanini / just_panino
“To paint for him it means to set himself free, it’s a danse macabre of shapes and figures, free from theories and schemes, sincere in its ways and in its forms, like a bridge between Inside and Outside: a dialogue between Matteo and just_panino in their own language, that manifests itself on traces of found papers, sandpaper, spit and sperm, squirting and pasting, with fire and impulse.
Can we judge a work if it wasn’t thought, but instead it came out as vomit?”
Matteo Zanini / just_panino is the first monograph published and edited by META. The book explores the artist’s pictorial, sculptural and performing practice together with two texts written by Marta Barina and Nicola Novello.
Irony, opposition to the institution and to worship, depression and sexuality are central pillars on which the work rests.
The book invites the observer to re-evaluate the limits of pictorial practice, challenging the distance between consciousness and instinct, between content and surface.