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Claudio Parmiggiani
Claudio Parmiggiani
Apr 15, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Force and tension are words that come into mind when seeing the third solo exhibition of Claudio Parmiggiani at the gallery. Tirelessly, the Italian artist creates new spaces. The works of Parmiggiani refer to the dividing line and fragile communication between the intimate and the exterior, between the inside world and the “open outside”. In this exhibition, the artist touches upon the infinite and the gaping openness, the interiority, burned or broken windows and time that passes by inexorably.

A recurrent element is the window that, beyond its architectural function, enables a distancing of the outside spectacle as well as an opening into the world. It creates a border between the intimate and the exterior, between the shadow and the light, between the near and the far.

The window is also a direct reference to the act of painting. One thinks of De pictura by humanist Leon Battista Alberti published in Florence in 1435.

If in certain works the visitor becomes spectator of a disaster, in others his eyes are captured in the nothingness. The works on glass, from the “black mirror” series, are also windows but here opening on the infinitely wide.