“Where there is much light, the shadow is black.” said Goethe. The sun-bleached Piazzas and summery streets of Pietrasanta play perfect counterpoint to the deep black in Gian Piero Gasparini’s “Profundum Nigrum” exhibition at Intrecciarte Gallery.
According to Gasparini, suffering and pain, and the wounds of the body and the soul are what make us human – and his figures, writhing, twisting, convincingly emerge covered in what appears to be the shiny sweat of fevered anguish, … from a blackness that’s both primordial – and reminiscent of the black of the paintings of 1400s Flemish painters, like Bosch and Dürer.
The opening reception is Saturday, the 5th of July, at 7pm, the Finissage (the closing reception – with the artist present is Tuesday, the 14th of July, 2014, at 7pm.
Visit the artist’s website, linked here.
Gian Piero Gasparini
Until the 15th of July, 2014
Via Barsanti, 50