"the 7 letters of erotica "

Following his work on the Gods, the sculptor Gilbert Kruft has opened up a new area of work based on eroticism. If at first the sculptor concentrated on investigating the primogenital characters that helped man classify the single Gods, he now concentrates on seven words linked to the letters that in Italian make up the word EROTICA: Erection, Awakening, Homosexuality, Temptation, Love, Coitus, and Harmony, and concentrates on the representation and interpretation of the physical movement in its sublimation.

In his "Teogonia", Esiodo indicates Eros as the first God. Eros knows no love, since this god of love represents the bi-polarity between the two sexes. Acts of love are eternal conflicts among individuals who try to get together to be one. And this is exactly what Kruft tries to represent in his seven sculptures: in the movements of love, at times delicate, at times violent, there is always a link to an esthetical severity that can only lead to material actions, that go beyond contingency, towards sublimation. In other words, Harmony. Kruft's esthetical choice, surrealism, remains coherent in his research over the years.

And his work represent the only example in history of erotic sculpture. His discourse also contains a morale drawn towards the idea that anything today that is superficial vulgar, fashion, propaganda, consume can be overcome. Through art we continuously reconquer happiness: in this case a careful spectator can glimpse, imagine, discover the mystery of Eros, the divine fountain of human love, may it be hetero or homo, and defends his/her essence from banality of everyday life and from the risk of losing one's own divine dimension.