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Dying Between the Violets: Guglielmo Castelli

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 · 3 Comments

Guglielmo Castelli is a fashion illustrator turned artist whose paintings are beautiful and subversive. Every once in a while you see something new that takes your breath away, and Castelli’s work – which is tender, evocative and mischievous – did that for me. These paintings are from the artists’s 2014 show Heparin at Francesca Antonini as well as paintings from 2016. 





“Everything seems to take place in a limited time, in a chaos from which it is difficult to break away. The action of his figures, more and more submerged by color, does not rest anywhere, they are at the center of an infinite space. It is not clear whether they are ascending or falling. But they do not seem to worry about it, because what matters is to maintain the position, the tangle of that moment. The search for a formal balance leaves room for the freedom to suspend action without reference points. It is only the land on which everything takes place, in a syncopated tangle that steals the scene with hypnotic force, preventing the eye from moving elsewhere. ” – Claudio Libero Pisano






Images courtesy of the artist and Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea


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    I am a bit curious about this painting, I still do not get what it means but anyway we have our different style of art..

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