ROOM 8 – IN THE OFFICE
The final room opens on a large work by Samorì. It is a crasis of two paintings by Simone Cantarini and Giorgio Vasari, depicting a Resurrezione (Resurrection) in the lower part and an Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception) in the upper part, which is the part most compromised and marked by the creative process. The notable symmetry of the corrosion has been obtained, in fact, by folding the fresh canvas in on itself, along the vertical axis, inserting order into the chaos of the stain. An element of abstract materiality in form, but concrete in genesis, is associated with and accentuates the immateriality and concreteness of the episodes being evoked. Here Matteo Fato presents his most recent works: they are chromatic florilegia of great lightness and poignancy. In a cataloguing process similar to the monochrome canvases of the previous room, these canvases have the function of summarising the artist’s creative history, going back over the lines it has traced through the years and sampling its colours. It retrospectively recalls the creative process of the work, often already declared to be in progress, like the cleaning of the used brushes that flank Flaiano’s portrait in the veranda or cover the book at the foot of the easel in the living room.
Nicola Samorì, Miriade, 2018, oil on linen, Courtesy EIGEN+ART, Berlin/Leipzig
Matteo Fato, Florilegio (2), 2018 approx., oil on linen, plywood transport box, Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Matteo Fato, Florilegio (3), circa 2018, oil on linen, plywood shipping crate, Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Entrance: Matteo Fato, Senza titolo (libro), 2014, Catalogue of Ca’ dei Ricchi, glued with oil pigment preparation on book, pedestal in plywood, MDF and mirror, Private collectionPosted on: 15 November 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri