HangART-7 Edition 13: Italy

"Una forza del passato"

The paintings can be seen as being a mighty force from days gone by which is becoming stronger and stronger and yet which is continually changing. A new generation is seeking to exploit this force and is doing it very successfully.

It is no secret that there is a long history of painting in Italy. What is currently emerging from the artistic scene there is little known outside this country which shares our southern border.

If you think about regional differences then the eight exhibiting artists based in places ranging from South Tyrol to Sicily have the most diverse approaches to painting. With his works painted onto a deep black background Alessandro Ceresoli from Milan provides unusual insights into fantastic landscapes and ancient myths. The scenes presented by Gabriele Arruzzo are colorful and cartoon-like, and combine the archaic with the contemporary.

The overwhelmingly green landscapes by Valentina D’Amaro are infused with color. In Francesco Lauretta’s paintings both traditional symbols and tradition itself are unashamedly manipulated. Despite the different motifs and techniques used, the recurring themes have a distinctly Italian character: life and death, traditions and lifestyles – giving the impression of an ever spreading dialectic force.

The exhibition is called Una Forza Del Passato which is a lyrical quotation from the film-maker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini who in so doing rooted his personality in the context of Italy’s past. The paintings can be seen as being a mighty force from days gone by which is becoming stronger and stronger and yet which is continually changing. A new generation is seeking to exploit this force and is doing it very successfully.

Works are being shown by:

Gabriele Arruzzo (*1976), Alessandro Ceresoli (*1975), Valentina D´Amaro (*1966), Francesco De Grandi (*1968), Francesco Lauretta (*1964), Francesca Pizzo (*1981), Pietro Ruffo (*1978), Sibylle Trafoier (*1974).

lauretta_Sonatine.jpg
Francesco Lauretta, Sonatine, 2005, oil on canvas, 179 x 219 cm
Trafoier_nocturneII.jpg
Sibylle Trafoier, nocturne II, 2006, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
D_Amaro_untitled.jpg
Valentina D´Amaro, untitled, 2008, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm
ceresoli_La_Liebre_Lunar.jpg
Alessandro Ceresoli, La Liebre Lunar (from the series La Stanza dei Mostri), 2005-2007, marker on paper, 32 x 35 cm
De_Grandi_Capanni.jpg
Francesco De Grandi, Capanni, 2008, oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm
arruzzo_Shopping_a_Milano.jpg
Gabriele Arruzzo , Shopping a Milano (con S. Carlo Borromeo), 2008, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm
Ruffo_Camille.jpg
Pietro Ruffo, Camille, 2009, graphite, powder pigments, ink and gesso on canvas, 225 x 175 cm

Exhibition period and opening hours

4 July to 13 September 2009

Every day from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

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