PERSPECTIVES by Michela Bortoletto and Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue
"Perspectives", the second exhibition by Massimo Volonté, takes place at the Augeo Art Space gallery in Rimini from January 18th to February 22nd 2020, introducing some of the artist's research themes: urban landsca
PERSPECTIVES by Michela Bortoletto and Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue "Perspectives", the second exhibition by Massimo Volonté, takes place at the Augeo Art Space gallery in Rimini from January 18th to February 22nd 2020, introducing some of the artist's research themes: urban landscapes, spatial concepts and portraits. More than 30 works, realized between 2014 and 2019, are exhibited in sections in the art gallery's rooms, starting from urban landscapes, among which "Renaissance" (2019) and the triptych "Landscape with clouds" ti2018). Then there is a section dedicated to the more abstract concepts that represent hints of volumes, boxes, reminiscent of origami suspended in a two-dimensional perspective such as "Baroque" (2019), a triumph of gold, and the diptych "Open box" and "Closed box" (2017). "Self-portrait" (2016), "Giovanni" (2014), "Portrait of a young man" (2018) and "Portrait of Mrs. Carla" (2018) are four selected figurative works, some made on commission that conclude the exhibition. For the exhibition "Perspectives" Volonté also created a rug (140x200 cm) entitled "Pink Origami" (2019) where the spatial theme evolves. The carpet allows one to experiment a new point of view on the artist's works by proposing a horizontal and changeable development with respect to the position of the observer. Another rug included in the exhibition is "Blue Origami" (2019), a small hand-woven wool creation, inserted in a display case and positioned vertically like a small tapestry. This kind of material experiments are not unusual for the artist, who usually works on wood, plasterboard, papiermâché, hand-etched brass, canvas and cardboard with acrylic, watercolors and pencils. The carpet is a new substrate for Massimo Volonté's spatial visions that allows the observer to be once again involved in his works.