Art at Lazzari Space – 2021
ELENA MOLENA + ENRICO ANTONELLO ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
The graver strokes of Elena Molena’s masterly chalcographic technique overlap digital images, her attention overcomes the charm of industrial decadence and leads her To reflect with renewed sensibility on an age that has by now reached a limit, while urgently striving after sustainability.
Enrico Antonello aims to achieve an art without limits, hence an ‘expanded’ art. The installation for the current exhibition, characterized by rigorous conceptual elements, merges electronics and metal carpentry. A research on time, motion and light, essential elements for our life and freedom.
RAFFAELE MINOTTO + ETTORE GRECO ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
It is in the large mixed-technique paintings created for this exhibition that the artist Raffaele Minotto sinks his ankles into the Schubertian landscape. That’s due to the graphite marks, the drippings of white tempera, the strokes of spindle, the wetting of white spirit and blue oil: they expand on the sheet regardless of the vanishing points, evoke real and interior distances, even if innocently, they remove the illusion of a welcoming environment and the anguish of getting lost.
Ettore Greco gets inspired by the origins of modern sculpture, the peak of Romanticism that led to the discovery of the deep roots in the human nature of the pain of existing. So in the dense, precious work exhibited here, it’s asked to give voice to the human side of Schubert’s vision: a young adult squatting, his disjointed hands brought to his chest and a tormented grin.
FRANCO BERALDO + ANTONIO IEVOLELLA ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Light is declined in color on Franco Beraldo’s recent papers and canvases, in a maturity that no longer needs composition or structure, but organises space with an intense, fluctuating, joyful mastery. The gesture divides the picture, and those signs mix the colors thanks to precious Transparencies borrowed from his work with glass.
Antonio Ievolella here repeats a gesture old as the world: that of kneading bread. It is the memory of his childhood among the farmers of Sannio, bread and land, plowed fields whitened by the magnetic reflections of the moon. Arranged in the courtyard as in a threshing floor, these loaves, these daily loaves turn the eye that marks them towards the sky, a recurring, mysterious symbol, a contact hole between intimacy and the world.
ROSSELLA PAVAN + PAOLO PASETTO ∼ Art at Lazzari Space
Rossella Pavan projects her own reflective experience onto the body, its shape or its idea. Pavan mainly creates art installations. Her artworks are therefore dense, mysterious and questioning, self-analytic images, in which the artist sediments the most carnal part of human nature, in particular the generative part lived in gestation and motherhood.
Paolo Pasetto abstracts the body and its flesh, working on an evocation and representation. His gigantic fragments of the Galata prigioniero, pulsate with a wounded vitality. These disproportionate details of which we see the stony, fractured material, betraying the lack of tissues, muscles, blood, yet they are held by harnesses as if to prevent their unlikely escape.