14/03/2018 to 01/04/2018
The Fondazione Stelline , in the section Stelline Spazio Aperto, welcomes an exhibition of Roberto Ferri, a young representative of the Italian figuration. Fourteen works on display, to highlight
the value of the classical painting reinvented in a contemporary tone.
From 14th March to 1st April the Fondazione Stelline welcomes the exhibition “Oscura Luce” (Dark light), a selection of works by Roberto Ferri, an exhibit curated by Angelo Crespi and with the support of Liquid Art System, founded by Franco Senesi.
Born in Taranto in 1978, Roberto Ferri is one of the leading representatives of that Italian figuration which – following in the footsteps of the great Renaissance, and later Baroque, tradition – was able to reinvent a kind of painting which is very contemporary but with a classical taste. A genre that, besides Roberto Ferri, and with different awareness and methods, includes Nicola Samorì, Agostino Arrivabene, Giovanni Gasparo among its most renowned and prominent representatives.
Ferri's way of painting is elevated by a technique which is almost virtuosity, where the traditional tools of the surrealism are inserted onto the traditional iconographic elements.
“They result”, maintains Angelo Crespi, “in works of extraordinary beauty, although undermined by a deeply rooted inquietude, of bodies that adjust to the softness of the reason, caught between sleep and wakefulness, suddenly surprised between sleep and life. Black is the boundary within which the certainties collapse, the non colour that creates light, and therefore colours, by miraculous exuberance; slight colours, weak and temporary ripples of a dark tone".
ROBERTO FERRI. DARK LIGHT
14th March to 1st April 2018
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (closed on Monday)