Leonardo Pappadà handles elements that make up alchemical transformations. He brings to focus torsos and sculptures that are mutilated, crushed, as consumed by the sea and the time since the birth as such as their Greek and Roman prototypes. Pappadá is not just informed by the ancient arts, but is also interested and informed by the metaphysical as well as surrealist ideals from Dada and Magritte. Pappadà adds a new conceptual sensibility to what seems like ‘classical’ art. As an artist, he feels part of the new generation that explores new ways to connect newness with the old. Melting metals, kneading colours, shaping, searching chromatic and compositional balances, daring difficult balance in matter challenging gravity, are the recipe of Ancient Art but immersed in the present.