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Marco Tirelli, ‘Senza titolo’, 2013, AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
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Marco Tirelli

Senza titolo, 2013

Acrylic and ink on canvas
52 × 63 in
132 × 160 cm
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Porto Cervo, London
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Marco Tirelli
Italian, b. 1956
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Marco Tirelli’s paintings depict abstract subjects and indeterminate forms interacting with light and shadow, such that they appear to occupy three-dimensional space. In explaining the roots of his work, Tirelli speaks about growing up in Rome: “I never felt entirely a part of it. And this has had a big effect on my work because I’ve always sensed a tension between places […] and what lies unseen beyond.” The forms on his monumental canvases are rendered with a soft sfumato that Tirelli has perfected over the course of years, creating careful gradations of charcoal on paper; in fact, the highlights and shadows in his later works are created using a pointillist technique, although with airbrushes rather than paintbrushes. To keep the purity of his paints, he filters them through tulle, and then dilutes them to achieve different levels of viscosity.

Marco Tirelli, ‘Senza titolo’, 2013, AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
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Marco Tirelli
Italian, b. 1956
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Marco Tirelli’s paintings depict abstract subjects and indeterminate forms interacting with light and shadow, such that they appear to occupy three-dimensional space. In explaining the roots of his work, Tirelli speaks about growing up in Rome: “I never felt entirely a part of it. And this has had a big effect on my work because I’ve always sensed a tension between places […] and what lies unseen beyond.” The forms on his monumental canvases are rendered with a soft sfumato that Tirelli has perfected over the course of years, creating careful gradations of charcoal on paper; in fact, the highlights and shadows in his later works are created using a pointillist technique, although with airbrushes rather than paintbrushes. To keep the purity of his paints, he filters them through tulle, and then dilutes them to achieve different levels of viscosity.

Marco Tirelli

Senza titolo, 2013

Acrylic and ink on canvas
52 × 63 in
132 × 160 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Porto Cervo, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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