Nicola Samorì - Lucìe
Working between Mannerism and Informal Art, Samorì destroys figuration, erases it, literally dis-figures it, engaging in a fight with the history of painting and a confrontation with representation, challenged by the pictorial matter. His subjects are altered, deformed by the artist, who uses this material to form (or destroy) physical connotations, expressions, and entire body parts. Lucia, to whom the exhibition is dedicated, is present in many forms: Samorì beheads her, blinds her, dazzles her, even stabs her neck with a paintbrush.
|144 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 17 cm, hb, Italian/English|