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The clepsydra-woman - 2000 The clepsydra-woman
water-colour, cm 29x29
private collection M. Camia
Flora - 2001
water-colour, cm 28x28
Two sisters in the Customs Officer's dream
acrylic, oil, alchyd on six assembled canvas, total size cm 170x150
"Two sisters in the Customs Officer's dream" represents the synthesis and the reiteration of many former Bixio's works, but also the osmotic passage from the conscious level to the oneiric one, revealing adhesion to Freud's psychoanalytic theories. It is not by chance that the subject hints openly, both in the structure and in the emotional alchemy, to the "Dream" by Rousseau "the Customs Officer", including the play to dissimulate animals in the redundant vegetation. Bixio's reference to this artist, considered "primitive", intends to stress the consonance with his existential and aesthetic intuition, expressed through a personalized painting language, that could be defined as "post-naif".
Two sisters in the Customs Officer's dream - 2005
Neveland - 1994 The oneiric component is always present in Bixio's works: they may be dealing with dreamed dreams or with daydreams, and the title does not necessarily makes explicit reference to this feature. Actually, all of his works are voyages inside the unconscious, they are mirages, desires, regrets, escapes towards Neverland. An April night dream - 2001
Neverland 1994   above
oil and gold on canvas, cm 50x50
At dawn, thinking of an... - 1993 above
An April night dream 2001
water-colour, cm 28x28
The lie-dream 1994   below
water-colour, cm 35x35
The lie-dream - 1996 on the side
At dawn, thinking of an eagle lost among the apricot-trees in Gulsehir Oteli
oil on canvas, cm 50x50
private collection M. Gandolfo
Full winter night dream - 1994 on the side
Full winter night dream
oil on canvas, cm 50x50
private collection P. Ivaldi
The representation of the Artist's dreams interlaces with others personal sources of inspiration. In this case the reference to Shakespeare is transparent, as well as to the painter Henri Rousseau.
It is equally evident that, around the female body, the forest is swarming with entities: animals, objects, not immediately recognizable. An allegory of life, in which one has to look beyond the appearance to reveal its essence.