The first seasonal exhibition of Federico Luger (FL GALLERY) starts between the venetian canals with a group exhibition - pop up- based on the theme of water.
“To me the sea is a continual miracle,the fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the ships with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?”. Inspired by Walt Whitman’s words, we’ve decided to match together artists who belongs to different parts of the world: Danilo Buccella, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Bruna Esposito, Igor Eskinja and Diango Hernández, involved in this project to illustrate their points of view and the intimate relationship they have with water. Its richness, represented by time passing, changes, transformations, has given birth to masterpieces, to name a few, by Botticelli, Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Friedrich.
Water is considered to be the most recurring element in artistic inspiration, both from the symbolic point of view that has always been attributed to it in philosophy, in the mythological and religious sphere, both from a merely aesthetic point of view.
From cave paintings, in which everyone could perceived its indispensability to live, it has in time been considered a source of fertility, a baptismal font for the purification from sins, an element of nature that becomes background and surrounds at the same time the marvelous subjects portrayed in the paintings. Water represents the clarity and purity, reflects the colors of nature, the clouds of the sky. It becomes a mirror of the world and, thanks to its characteristics of reflection, transparency and mutability in the form, becomes the spokesman of the essence of life and finally it becomes memory and testimony of our history.
The exhibition includes a group of works created between 2006 and 2018 by Danilo Buccella, a 1974 artist, who was recently included in the exhibition "New landscapes of Italian painting" and has been defined as a rising star of Italian painting. María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Diango Hernández are considered among the most important Cuban artists of the last two decades. They both have participated in the Venice Biennale, one in 2013 and the other in 2005 and their works have been included in important private and public collections.
Igor Eskinja, a Croatian artist born in 1975, after his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, took part in important international exhibitions and his works can now be found in some permanent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Zagreb, MAXXI Rome, just to name a few.