I came back from summer holidays, a beautiful tour in Italy between the enchanting sea of Puglia and some wonderful cities: Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni, Polignano and Matera. You can see some pictures of these trips on the social channels of Instagram and Facebook. Now I feel 100% recharged and ready to immerse myself in this fascinating “Mooring” project.
This work you see is large, 100x180cm, and was recently purchased by a family from Rimini for a special gift. I was particularly keen to present this work to tell those who bought it how my new kind of work was born. You can see at the top right a boat stopped in its position, and in front of it the poles of the boats with the ropes that cross the water and that are going to attach to the dock.
There are two fundamental components: the first is the explosion of the yellow color that gives joy and vitality to the work, the second is the dark parts of the Prussian greens and blues, which highlight the presence of the poles within the life. of water. The most interesting aspect of this work is the composition of the poles, precisely of these “presences” and in particular how each of them has a life of its own, thanks to the material they are made of. Inside that material, and in the contrast and dialogue with the material of the strings, for me there is the challenge of these new works from the “Mooring” series.
Clearly this attempt to tell the story of a work does not arise in me before making the work, but it was like a surprise while I was painting it, and that is why I want to insist on this theme, because the more I immerse myself and the more I discover a little more.
With the help of my gallery owner you will be able to see the fruit of this work in the exhibition that we have been preparing for a few months, at the end of September in Rimini. I will communicate the details to you in the coming weeks.
Happy Monday and good week everyone!