REPRESENT – Francesco De Prezzo – Solo show Curated by Marialuisa Pastò Palazzo Monti, Brescia

REPRESENT
Francesco De Prezzo | Solo show
Curated by Marialuisa Pastò
Opening: Saturday, October 6, 5pm – 8pm
Palazzo Monti, Brescia
06.10. – 20.10.2018

 

 

On its second edition, Palazzo Monti Residency Program is happy to host “Represent”, the end of residency exhibition by Francesco De Prezzo.

In its most literal sense, the term representation acquires the meaning of re-presentation – that is making something present again.
The title of the show “Represent” refers both to the act of representing and to the content of the representative action itself, the image that becomes object in order to be communicated to someone else.
The works by Francesco De Prezzo (*1994) are the result of an action that copies from reality elements borrowed by the surrounding environment and portions of its studio.
His subjects pass onto the canvas, giving life to faithful reproductions that wonder about the spatial relation between each other and the one between the observer and the observed object.
After this first phase comes a covering action, through which the images resolve their authenticity in a process of self-negation. Thick layers of white polish or solvent applied on the finished forms wipe out most of their comprehension, keeping the integrity of just a few fragments.
The big uniform layers of rolled color that overwrite the preexisting image – as does the melted polish – transform the canvas into an open space, full of possibilities where nothing seems to undermine the circumstances of change.
De Prezzo rethink the relation between space and dimension and raises questions on the dynamics of the fruition of art, giving them a new interpretation.
His gesture is quiet and silent, transforming the eloquence of the reproduced object into a link between concealment and manifestation. It runs from painting emphasis and quests for a natural conclusion in the absence of noise, which – in fact – hides by unveiling. And by doing this, it finally invites the observer into a silent complicity.
-Marialuisa Pastò

 

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review on:
http://www.daily-lazy.com/2018/10/francesco-de-prezzo-at-palazzo-monti.html

http://artviewer.org/tag/francesco-de-prezzo/

https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/arte-contemporanea/2018/10/mostra-francesco-de-prezzo-palazzo-monti-brescia/

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