RICCARDO GUSMAROLI. ROTTE MEDITERRANEE
The solo show of the artist Riccardo Gusmaroli entitled Rotte mediterranee closes the summer season at the gallery AICA | Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art in Capri, the opening will take place on Friday September 8 at 6.30 pm. On display about 15 works that exort the public to travel between vortex of little boats and geographic maps with a special dedication to the Island of Capri depicted on the maps of the Gulf of Naples.
Conceptual works that raise the visible world with lightness and gentleness, the lesson of Lucio Fontana mixed with the playful component of Alighiero Boetti is assimilated by Gusmaroli impeccably: pure images and elegant colors give rise to a metaphorical and infinite journey starting from the work Capri oro, explicit tribute to the Island, to expand to the Peninsula with Italia oro, to encompass the entire globe with Mondo argento. They are vortex of white boats on white canvas that replicate imaginary journeys, result of associations, feelings and connections that come from the materials themselves. A calculated musicality, recounted by paper waves bent in the form of objects related to the theme of the travel, flows into the works of Gusmaroli with a lightness of light and shadow, full and empty, action and not action.
The exhibition will be on display until 10 October
Short Bio Riccardo Gusmaroli was born in Verona in 1963 but lives and works in Milan. After photography study and the long-lasting experience with Studio Azzurro, he founded the Studio Acqua in 1984, stabilizing his activity as a photographer of architecture and still life. In 1991 he began to exhibit, bringing to life a massive artistic production: he traveled and revisited in an unlimited journey our daily objects, from stamps to sheet music, maps and photographs, holy cards and dice. His line explodes in chromatic colors with irony and elegant lightness, offering a fantastic view of reality. In 2000 starts exhibiting at the Galleria Tega in Milan, the Galleria Forni in Bologna, the Simonis Studio in Paris, but also in public spaces such as Viafarini in Milan with Accardi and De Maria. Gusmaroli continues with great freedom his creative research, creating elegant textures full of poetry.