At Art Cologne 2017 A arte Invernizzi presents an exhibition featuring works by Nicola Carrino, Riccardo De Marchi, Francesco Candeloro, Günter Umberg and François Morellet. While always remaining personal and based on conscious involvement, the research works of these artists has a common denominator found in the use of neglected and poorly considered materials which are used to explore different cognitive possibilities.
Both in his polystyrene wall works and his floor/ground installations in stainless steel, Nicola Carrino analyses and redefines a synthetic and essential language which holds an active dialogue with the surrounding environment and within which the relationship between the individual elements shows itself to be in continuous evolution.
The holed stainless steel and plexiglass surfaces by Riccardo De Marchi which delineate a sort of very personal writing and that question our perceptive certainty, here interact in a direct way with the works by Francesco Candeloro on the opposite wall of the stand where the sensation of elusiveness and lightness of the chromatic reverberations betray the real physicalness of the plexiglass.
Günter Umberg’s monochromes whose pigments are directly applied to the support in many superimposed layers, give rise to a concrete and almost tactile consistency which in the spectator induces a sense of absolute profundity.
Also in the works by François Morellet the alteration between vision and perception is fundamental with works that activate yet another different spatial intuition on the stand’s central wall. The neons guide the eye through - and also beyond - the physical borders of the canvas, in this way opening up the ‘path’ to a new idea of space which is inseparably linked to the time of perception and which in consequence involves the spectator in a direct way on levels that are both intuitive and cognitive.