Italian artist Rudy Cremonini (*1981 Bologna, Italy) has already been introduced to the New York art scene in 2012 with the group exhibition The Dorian Project which featured his work along with artists such as Marlene Dumas and Elizabeth Peyton. With numerous exhibitions in Italy, France, and Germany the young painter has already gained some reputation and also caught the eye of the well-known British curator Jane Neal. At VOLTA NY 2017 Galerie Thomas Fuchs will show a solo-presentation of Rudy Cremonini at booth A9.
Cremonini is one of the most successful and promising emerging artists of our Gallery and especially valued for his unique brushstrokes of thick and creamy oil paint, his manner of painting, as well as the poetic intensity that radiates from his works. The artist works directly on canvas - there are no drawings preceding his visual inventions - and by doing so enters some sort of intimate relationship with his material which the viewer can still sense in Cremonini’s paintings. With his swirling but always highly concentrated brushstrokes he creates visual worlds that range between figuration and abstraction. Cremonini’s paintings are full of this potential of change, everything in them seems to be in some sort of motion.
Especially the mixture of showing and missing of precise details is what stimulates the viewer’s imagination in the young artist’s paintings. With their ambivalence and subtle metaphors Cremonini’s subjects of figures and still lifes appear somehow mysterious. There are only underlying themes or ideas which Rudy Cremonini deals with in his works. The works we show at VOLTA New York this year are about the artist´s thoughts and questions for safety zones. Because they play a particularly important role in his life, Cremonini often returns to his safety zones like a living room ("The Right Light"), a library ("The Library") or a museum ("The Capsule" and "Mercurio"). Sometimes - in the search for new images - he picks details from the paintings, lies his focus onto them, removes them from their former environment and turns them into independent subjects of poetic intensity like he did in the works "Flowers in the Living Room" and "Girl in the Living Room" which are details from the work "The Right Light".
Rudy Cremonini was born in 1981 in Bologna where he still lives and works.