Rotelli expresses his fondness for academic disciplines with this image, which is a painting of Rongorongo, a system of glyphs native to Easter Island. Glyphs and language as a whole represent humanity at its core; in particular, they represent one of the foundational pillars of human development. Without language as a means of expression, much of humanity’s means of interpretation, creativity, and socialization would be lost. Unfortunately, the Rongorongo glyphs have been indecipherable to this day, which makes them all the more fascinating. Human beings have an insatiable thirst for discovering the unknown; perhaps that is what sets the human race apart from the other inhabitants of our earth.
Born in Venice in 1955, Marco Nereo Rotelli lives and works in both Milan and Paris. Rotelli has created a solid relationship between art and other disciplines of knowledge for years. The main relationship within his work is between his art and poetry.