They say about him:
<<I think that scaldalizing is a right, to be scandalized
is a pleasure, and who refuses the pleasure
of getting scandalized is a moralist>>, this thought,
by Pier Paolo Pasolini, well fits
Vincenzo Jannuzzi's work (in art Janù, or Jan-Jann),
whose strident voice, in the italian
cultural industry, addresses his attention not toward themes
and motives that encourage
evasion and disingagement, but rather distinguishes itself
as an instrument of reflexion
and enquire up on reality.
Almost forgotten in a country that practizes an accurate
policy of aimed silences and exclusions,
the author-ballad singer follows, in "Ma l'aria
di città" ("But the air of the city"),
already appeared in the omonimous cartoon-roman published
by Ottaviano Editor in 1978.
The protagonist , modern anti-hero, migrates from a village
of the deep south toward Milan, where
his dreams of a more livable future intertwines with those
of the subversive generatione of the '70es,
twarting against a reality in witch the individual realization
is subjuged to the interests of few.
The sequence of the boards, whose narrating rithm is pressing,
doesn't leave space to bore, and shows the paradoxes of everyday
life. Under the stylistic profile the sign is masterly; it makes
out of the care for details, and gets to combine in happy
syntesis the existence rawness,
without embellishments and commonplaces, together with refined
humour that doesn't deprive
the reader of his fun. The ironic and auto-ironic cut breaks
the veils of self-comgratulation, of mythization, of the adjustments,
in order to retrace the contraddictions of personal lived experiences
and the reverberations of a narration rich of autobiografy-echoes.
The sign, realized with a simple ball pen, technically refined
and complex, not only has the function
of remembering and re-elaborate, but represents the powerful
instrument with witch the author fights
against homologation, functional to the power's brutality.