PER DIPINGERE I VENTI, PER DISEGNARE DAL VERO, Roberto De Simone at COLLI Independent in Rome
COLLI independent art gallery presents the exhibition Per dipingere i venti, per disegnare dal vero by Roman artist Roberto De Simone (who prematurely passed away in 2012). “Capture a fleeting moment and transform it into infinity,” could be the key to decipher the multifaceted work of De Simone. The artist’s work is poetic: sublime but rational, audacious, ironic and dazzling. From the early eighties he worked in an array of media: objects, drawings, explosives, lights, natural phenomena, technical devices, video, audio, photographs and installations.
From space launches to canned objects that could possibly generate real events, his visions came to life: images not only intrinsically linked to words, but also the result of accurate scientific research. The exhibition, curated by Myriam Laplante, presents emblematic works of his poetics of infinity. The installations are devices designed not only as mere works but conceived to produce and multiply the sign, to paint the winds, to draw from reality.
In occasion of the exhibition, viaindustriae publishinghas edited a book, the result of an exhaustive cataloguing of the work of Roberto De Simone.
COLLI Independent art gallery – via di Monserrato, 40, Rome
Opening Friday 15 January 2016 at 6:00pm
15 January – 21 February 2016