- About the exhibition
Memorie di natura
For the opening of the new exhibition MEMORIE DI NATURA with the Italian painter FRANCO VIOLA on May 12, 2021, you and your company are invited to visit us in time slots of 30 minutes between 2 and 8 pm! Due to the current situation, we kindly ask you to pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be welcomed for an individual guided tour by the gallery owner Jörg Heitsch, the curator of the exhibition Elmar Zorn and the artist Franco Viola.
Franco Viola's works radiate freshness and unconsumedness. Pictorial motifs of German and American Expressionism seem to overlap. But it is precisely the independence of the painter, who lives in the port city of Gaeta, that has been emphasized by leading art historians, such as Manfred Schneckenburger: "Hardly any other artist has so decisively transformed landscape into manageable, clear layers of space and reduced them to a few essential patterns."
The artist signs his publication entitled "Towards the Indefinite / Verso l'Indefinito" published by Hatje Cantz.
- Artists of the exhibition
As an engineer and painter, Viola had the privilege of witnessing the controversial but very fruitful encounter between art and science. During his artistic career he has thoroughly studied and experimented with color and its laws in order to grasp the concept of the sublime. His pictorial language also encompasses lines rich in intensity and completeness. Since his first watercolors and later in his oil paintings, Franco Viola has created landscapes by combining reality and the inner world. He tries to transfer the emotion and the sublime of the untouched reality on the canvas. A continuous process that accompanies thoughts about the nature of painting in the age of modernity and its relationship with place, time and the ever-changing social and human conditions. It is a rethinking of nature, in the context of a cognitive and emotional flow.