Palazzo Bentivoglio, Gualtieri (RE)15 May-14 November 2021LIGABUE, LA FIGURA RITROVATA11 contemporary artists in comparison curated by Nadia Stefanel and Matteo Galbiati with the scientific advice of Francesco Negri
until November 14
"Next to the figure of Ligabue - says Matteo Galbiati, art historian, lecturer and co-curator - we wanted to bring together some young artists who reflected, deepening, even at a distance, his same suggestions; who had expressiveness based on the same sensitive ganglia. The choice of these artists has looked, then, with particular attention to the specificity of their research that, without conditioning or choice of occasion, have always placed the essence of their vision on the soul as a center of value for their aesthetic experiences. The theme and the concept of the figure represented is the means to go beyond the immediacy of the visible report and let emerge the tension and passion of images that transfigure common and shared experiences.
The exhibition is divided into two sections: the first one develops around the epidermic, carnal and physical energy of the color and its realization through the concrete becoming in the painting (Andùjar, Baricchi, Grassi, Pinelli, Pometti); the second one puts the accent on the transfiguring power of the art, that captures the image in the instant in which it becomes memory, dream, miracle, apparition, fixing it before its inexorable disappearance (Bertaglia, Lombardi, Ochoa, Parisi, Tentolini, Vicari).
Giorgio Tentolini (Casalmaggiore, Cremona, 1978) seems to make blurring, dissimulation and chiaroscuro play the cornerstones of his poetics. Starting from a purely photographic study, he transforms the moments captured by the shot into works that, at first glance, appear two-dimensional. In reality, his works are born from the stratification of material levels, arriving in a three-dimensionality creating a real bas-relief in negative.