Starting on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Turin based Burning Giraffe Art Gallery hosts the exhibition Fremito a perdere (Lost Impulses), a solo show by talented Italian-born German-based emerging artist Rosario Vicidomini (Salerno, 1986, lives and works in Hamburg).
The exhibition is made of 20 oil on canvas paintings, some which especially made for the occasion, that give a perfect exemplification of the refined pictorial research the artist carries forward with extreme originality, while following the important Expressionist tradition which has crossed the last century of the history of art.
Rosario Vicidomini succeeds in the difficult task of making minimalistic calm and expressionistic gesture coexist on the canvas, deploying an essentially monochromatic palette. These two seemingly opposite poles of his personality come alive simultaneously throughout his work—the passive and active, introverted and extroverted, however labeled, are all dependent upon each other. In painting this combination is very rare; Francis Bacon was one of the first to bring these notions to contemporary art: a monochromatic layer forms the background for an eruption of strong, sometimes violent and aggressive expression. Rosario Vicidomini does not struggle to depict reality when he paints; he does not want to depict anything. The stones and vessels are only forms for expression, so that the expressive element does not aimlessly wander about the canvas. By giving it shape, the message truly unfolds. Vicidomini’s paintings are quiet revelations; he aims for transparency but stays mysterious. His unusual approach to contemporary painting undoubtedly catches the viewer’s eye.
Rosario Vicidomini has exhibited his works in various solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. Among the most recent ones, we remember: Sympathy for Sisifus, at Galerie Albrecth, Hamburg, Germany, in 2016; Lati muti, at La Casaforte, in Naples, Italy, 2015; Il mucchio selvaggio parte III, at Galleria D406, in Modena, Italy, 2014. In 2014, he partecipates to an artist residency at Achterhaus, in Hamburg. He ha salso exhibited his work in the following international art fairs: Kunst Zurich, Art Karlsruhe and Art Market Budapest.
The exhibition is part of the COLLA project, the Turin-based art galleries platform.
Fremito a perdere
from April 27th to June 3rd, 2017
Exhibition opening: Thursday, April 27th, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm (or on appointment)
Burning Giraffe Art Gallery
Via Eusebio Bava, 8/a, Torino
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