Not everyone understands all forms of art all the time. Art is an ever-changing phenomenon and the forms of artistic expression adapt to the culture and the time in which they develop. Whether people understand it or not, a piece of art will always be susceptible to admiration by just looking at it.
But what if you can’t even see it?
Salvatore Garau, a 67-year-old Italian artist has achieved something that would seem impossible. He created an invisible sculpture and auctioned it for a starting price of $7,000, but after several bids, the final selling cost ended up at $18,300.
Anyone in their right mind would wonder how an invisible work gets sold and the artist explains that it is basically a philosophical concept. The work called “Io Sono” (I am) is an immaterial sculpture, which has no shape, no features, no colors, or defined materials and that only exists in the mind of its creator.
“The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and although we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the principle Heisenberg’s uncertainty, that nothing has a weight. Therefore, it has an energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us,” Garau said in response to those who critic his “creation”.
Garau also indicates that the buyer of his work will receive a certificate of authenticity where the instructions for handling the piece will also be detailed, including the fact that it requires an open site to be placed in which it does not suffer energy interference, a space of at least 60 inches long and 60 inches wide.
Regarding the lighting and temperature of the room where the work is exhibited, Garau indicates that he leaves it to the buyer’s discretion since the work is invisible any way.
This artist seems to have really expanded the concept of abstract art.