Un-Reality | Mauro Reggio
Mauro Reggio’s great refined painting arrives in Varese with his first solo show UN-REALITY at PUNTO SULL’ARTE.
The OPENING RECEPTION will be held on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 from 11 am to 1 pm at the main Gallery in Viale Sant’Antonio 59/61, Varese (Casbeno).
Characterised by strong metaphysical suggestions and restless Hopperian atmospheres, Mauro Reggio’s works are the tribute of a profoundly Italian artist to his country and its history. An incredibly clear and clean brushstroke, without smudges and a particular sensitivity to the power of light and colour have, over the years, made this artist one of the most interesting figures of the contemporary landscape. Always urban landscapes, however; nourished by the architectures that make every city a unique and recognisable space, thought of as a long narrative, a fascinating fairytale in which the places we believe we know assume a special character: they become icons.
PUNTO SULL’ARTE Gallery in Varese presents him in an intense, l suggestive solo show, where Varese itself emerges in three works of enchanting luminosity, works in which the impeccable splendor of rationalist architecture alternates with Baroque caprices. And then the Cathedral of Parma and its Baptistery, in a skyline characterized by pink lights; and again Piazza Santo Stefano, in Bologna, described as an enigma by De Chirico. And of course Rome, the artist’s city, warm with the ochre lights dear to the Roman School, imposing in the Flavian Amphitheatre and opulent in the view of Via del Corso, constructivist in the spirals of the freeways and romantic in the bridges over the Tiber.
Real but never completely, poised between the authenticity of truth and the artifice of perfection, Reggio’s work questions our perception, both when it touches on the abstract, leaving us in doubt about what we are seeing, and when it evokes, in the solemnity of its silences, arcane music that we can only listen to with our eyes and heart.
A selection of previously unexhibited works will be on show.
MAURO REGGIO will be present at the Opening reception.