Opening March 7th, h. 7 pm
March 8th 2017 – June 26th 2017
Relais Rione Ponte, in collaboration with Emmeotto gallery, is pleased to announce the exhibition project by the artist Marco Angelini titled Abstract Configurations.
The research of Marco Angelini begins from matter, an essential element of endless possibilities where chromatic surface, thanks to the combination of shapes and colors, becomes the connective tissue of heterogeneous modes of expression: the ultimate goal of the work is the exemplification of an idea, a thought, a dream.
The artist, in this exhibition, retraces twelve year of his career conducted between New York, Warsaw and Rome, a selection of thirty – eight works, exquisitely furnished in the spaces of the Relais, it will channel the viewer into a chromatic universe that is, in the first instance, an aesthetic audacity connected to painting.
Material and colors are intertwined, space acquires, via the withdrawal method object, a third dimension that catches the eye and it is stated as a logical continuity between figuration and abstraction, the eternal conflict that carries with any explicit representation of the tangible world.
“The artwork does not define more as the only comprehensive source of delight for a privileged class, with a special sensitivity, but it is an omnipresence of renewable plastic stimuli, necessary to collective equilibrium”. In Vasarely’s words we find a centuries-old idea: the shape is an element of an hidden reality, a stronger visible appearance. Angelini’s works fit on the heels of the avanguard that is no longer exclusively the preserve of abstract art, his research gets its roots into the concept of “pure visibility”, an aesthetic vision in which the composition is constructed through the significant forms.
The artist’s pictorial itinerary is closely related to the study of society, the seduction of reality breaks into Angelini’s paintings through the objects of our everyday life, whose original function is transformed distorting the meaning and spouting a cognitive process that it is never an end in itself, but which manifests itself as a cornerstone of an intellectual approach.
The dichotomy between abstraction and figuration is a junction point, which possesses the characteristics of an optical experience on the borders between sociology and aesthetics action. If the ultimate end of art is to query the community, Angelini’s work fulfills this task emphasizing the need to circumvent the mere decorative matrix of the picture and let the content has a specific gravity in his quest. “The shape of my painting is the content,” the statement by Ellsworth Kelly is as timely as ever, index of how an artwork can create a new point of view, where the visible becomes the intangible existence.
MARCO ANGELINI (1971, Rome)
He studies the phenomenon of the city and considers the ways in which cities inscribe people into dynamic processes of constant transformation.His reference point is formed by his cultural and educational background in sociology. Cities create scenarios in which unconscious impulses are made manifest and placed into interaction through and with technology and the radical new possibilities it creates. In this way, cities become the nucleus and ideal habitat for paradoxes and human contradictions. Marco Angelini turns the painted surface into the meeting place of different shapes and materials, signs, and meanings. His work is an expressive research dominated by matter and different kind of materials, mostly recycled: iron, aluminum, paper, cellophane, polystyrene, nails, screws, recording tapes, photographic films, just to name a few. To this surface the Artist applies pigments, powders, glues, metals, and plastics in order to create artworks characterized by a suspended balance, by a pregnant silence and rarefied atmospheres, as well as an immediately recognizable style. In Marco Angelini’s art, matter – far from embodying graveness – becomes a genuine, transfigured emblem of lightness, transparency and levitation. Marco Angelini is distant from ideological critics or positions and he believes strongly that Art has to play a decisive role in society, to make things visible once more, to generate attention and create new opportunities for sharing, communication and interrogation. The works of Marco Angelini were acquired by several collectors in Rome, Milan, London, Warsaw, New York, Melbourne, Washington and one of them is part of the prestigious private collection of the Fondazione Roma (Palazzo Sciarra).
In collaboration with Emmeotto Arte
A special thank for the participation during the opening
Azienda Vinicola Bisol
RELAIS RIONE PONTE
20, Giuseppe Zanardelli, Rome
Only by appointment
Phone +39 06 93576629