SACER (2005) one of De Pinto’s fundamental works, is represented by a series of large-format shots on canvas mounted on a frame. “Dionysus’ Darkroom that is the subtitle chosen for the works on show reinterprets the mythological figure of Dionysus, a sacrilegious character and agent of upheaval. […] Dionysus and Apollo, the two sides of one and the same coin, take man back to his more or less conscious carnal pulsations, dragging him into the loss of rationalism and of the emotive and emotional journey of experience. If Dionysus represents the chaotic, instinctive, provocative hero, he also seduces/induces man to remove one after another of the veils that conceal the soul is sometimes obscure truths, so as to venture on an epic, unknown journey into the chaos of the irrational and of passions. […] (Mario Casanova, from Intimacy and Desecration, CACT Edizioni, 2012).