With his fine and vibrant painting, RAFFAELE MINOTTO tells substantial stories of memories and suggestions. The OPENING RECEPTION of his new solo show entitled MEMORIES will be held on SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER from 6 to 9pm at the PUNTO SULL’ARTE Gallery in Varese. On display there will be unpublished paintings made by the artist during 2019.
The rooms of a noble palace in the centre of Padua are the starting point for an analysis of reality conducted through the experience of the history of art: from impressionism – which Minotto reworks in a vibrant coat of colour and with a very special capacity to give solid consistency to light – to abstract expressionism, rethought in the final gesture with which the artist throws limpid colour on the canvas precisely to obtain the effects of fragmented light. Supported by the framework of the finest charcoal drawing – which here and there is revealed in the painting in points where the colour is rarefied – the artist’s work always shows the figure absent but constantly suggested, evoked. His now deserted rooms and laid tables suggest stories, unleashing them in the viewer, carry stories and characters within them. Alongside the interiors, the artist also presents a series of winter landscapes in the show. There the mantle of snow upsets perspectives and proportions, and while the barren land peeps out under the semi-melted blanket, the brushstroke gradually becomes freer and more material, giving these works a strongly abstract connotation.
The exhibition is accompanied by a BILINGUAL CATALOGUE created by PUNTO SULL’ARTE containing curator Alessandra Redaelli’s critical text, and reproductions of the exhibited works.
The artist will be present for the occasion of the Opening reception on Saturday September 28th.