“REVERSIBLE ABSTRACTION IIª”
Gallese, Italy: new 900 square meters mural by Italian artist Giorgio Bartocci for the Urban Art Residence PUBBLICA, curated by Carlo Vignapiano and Elena Nicolini from KILL The Pig.
Credits photos: Sara Francola.
“Monumental creation performed by one of the most appealing exponents of contemporary abstract art, Giorgio Bartocci. It bears the name “REVERSIBLE ABSTRACTION IIª”, a mural of 900 square meters that has seen the artist solve one of the most difficult and at the same time interesting challenges promoted by the project. A whole building located at the gate of Gallese historical centre figured as the epicentre of a close confrontation between the intuitions and the particular urban architecture. An aesthetic equation of enormous complexity that Bartocci decides not to limit to an academic research of harmonious solutions but in reverse he deals with a sophisticated and deeper poetic investigation. He seeks to upset the current state of things by using unsuspected contrasts of beauty and emptiness in constant dialogue. Close reflections of an aesthetic nature, which is achieved thanks to a studied overturning of forms and dynamics construction. Giorgio overturns the patterns, shakes them until they collapse under infinite liquid substances that suddenly rise in the air and ultimately glide in soft landings. He crushes and twitches every volume following the body projections that tends and relaxes according to the gestures that regulate the performance of such a large size. A changing painting, which creates moments of reflection and syncopated thoughts in constant tonal moving, ensured by the choice of metallic paints mixed with the common dyed. REVERSIBLE therefore becomes the main urge and substance of the creative commitment, underlining the cyclical nature of an eternal Moto, perpetual action of art where the low expressed itself high and where each side rotates and revolves around it.”