January 30 – February 28, 2015
Friday, January 30th, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, January 31st, 11am – 1 pm
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The exhibition “Motion and Light: The Works of Italian artist Pietro Piccoli” will be on display at R. Alexander Fine Art from January 30 to February 28, 2015, with the opening reception on Friday, January 30, from 6 to 9pm and Saturday, January 31, from 11 am to 1 pm. The artist, Pietro Piccoli, from Rome, Italy, will be in attendance for both receptions.
The solo exhibition, “Motion and Light,” is an exploration of the ways in which Piccoli employs the use of color, light, and form to create inherently kinetic art that encompasses the transcendental beauty of the Mediterranean coast. Piccoli uses views of his native country, whether they are landscapes or seascapes, as the theater for his visual dramatizations of “Mediterranean light” and color. The kinetic quality of his work refers to his dramatic treatment of the surface layers – the fractured light and color causes the water to glisten, the boats to sway, the sails to tremble. These rhythmic compositions become thematic representations of natural beauty, man in nature, and internal illumination.
To view more works by Pietro Piccoli, click here to visit our Issuu exhibition catalog.
Pietro Piccoli was born in Montopoli di Sabina, Italy, a small town outside of Rome. He honed his artistic skills, and by age 20, he pursued a formal artistic career in Rome, an epicenter of creative energy in the 1970s. After exposure to various art, artists, and travels, Piccoli transitioned into an experimental phase in his art, exploring the geometric abstractions of landscape, seascapes, and still lifes. Influences of impressionism, expressionism, and fauvism aided him in the definition of his artistic vision. Today, his artwork focuses on bright colors, theatrical lighting, and geometric forms in order to represent views of Mediterranean culture.
(Above: Pietro Piccoli in his studio in Latina, Italy.)