Lorenzo Puglisi


  • 05/17/2018 - 07/28/2018
  • place

    Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
    Via Senato 24, 20121 Milan
  • hours

    Opening times: 10am-1pm 3pm-7pm
    closed Monday and holidays

    Thursday 17 May:
    5.30pm, presentation of the volume
    curated by Valerio Dehò, edited by Giampaolo Prearo
    6.30 opening of exhibition

Studio Guastalla Arte Moderna e Contemporanea presents In a Silent Way, a solo show featuring Lorenzo Puglisi's most recent works. Around fifteen canvases, tactile, with dark backgrounds, in which the jet black seems to absorb the light and create a silence from which primordial shapes take their being. From this absolute darkness there emerge faces and hands with vague outlines and features, consisting of vigorous brushstrokes sketching out the lineaments, which appear to materialize through the painting. As yet indistinct, enigmatic elements filter through from nothingness and immediately bring to mind the great tradition of light and shadows as expounded by Leonardo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya and Bacon: deconstructed details of their pictures emerge, concentrated, in a dazzling white light that pierces the black background, as if they were relics, traces, memories or remains. Image that seem to capture particles of life that would otherwise be sucked back into an all-consuming black hole. 

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