Between painting that goes beyond time and multi-dimensional spaces, the artistic research of Francesco De Prezzo is continuously looking for a new balance, antagonizing the idea of status quo by concealing it.
His research swings between creation and deconstruction: rules and pedantic processes are wrapped up in the idea of cancellation. The annulment generates a new pictorial language that reflects on the idea of painting and its destruction. De Prezzo subverts the usual modus operandi, according to which, the colour coating works as image background.
Renunciation to colour can be identified as “Chromophobia”. It is anticipated by the academic time of execution, slow, faithful and continuous. The result is rapidly cancelled by rapid and strong white or black strokes, spread with a paint roller that wipes out all those forms, situations and objects previously carefully described, saving only a few fragments. This radical and almost incoherent act gives sense at the work; things become their painting gesture, the figurative blends with the metaphysical And the canvas acquires a new depth.
For De Prezzo the pictorial work is a pretext to investigate the idea of perception and reproducibility of images in various declinations, visible only when there is a glimmer of light.
Domenico de Chirico