During the last years I’ve been working on this personal inner exploration, a rocky road through my own mirrors and errors. I don’t know how I ended pairing with Diego, the Master. But I’m sure that under his shadow I was able to grow stronger than before.
Act I – Piccoli Falsi d’Autore
Caran d’Ache on pre-printed paper – 2022
An Old Technique, A Modern Vision.
This drawings are a peculiar blend between Screenshots and Crayons.
All the subjects have been treated carefully, migrating from digital to A4 Papers with a new thin layer added.
The collection develops a journey through the Italian’s experience of Diego Velázquez from 1629 – 1631 and the Desktops of Riccardo Rossi at the RedCat Gallery.
” Elements and Subjects mix over the original grains of the Painting, confusion and allegory melt down a metaphysical space that outreach these Framework I’ve created.
While going down in scale, I discovered my storytelling in a framed reality, packed with symbols and self reflections.
Metaphorically speaking this set of artwork are a Modern Baroque veil. This collection is a cable hidden behind frames, papers and an endless timeline.
Thinking to Play along with Velázquez learning the Italian way, walking trhough drawings speak out the heritage embedded in the Artist itself. Da Vinci, De Medici and the Dome are a recurrent subject in this awkward compositions.
Particular attention was is given to Frames.
Starting from the actual frames of the Original Painting
( Gardens of Villa De Medici, by Diego Velázquez @El PRADO)
Following a series of Primitivist frames where Red woodsticks design the Canvas limits with Red/Yellow/Blue filters.
Act II – Al buon Retiro
Caran d’Ache on pre-screenshotted paper – 2022
Act III – The Tag
Caran d’Ache on post-painted paper – 2022