Gianni Politi at Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
Gianni Politi makes paintings – both abstract and figurative – which explore ways to confront and use the artistic wealth he inherited as a young Italian artist.
This exhibition at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill includes large abstract paintings, great colour fields made by over-layering parts cut from other canvases to make a new whole; a series of paintings based on a portrait by Gaetano Gandolfi (Bologna 1734-1802); and a group of bronze wall works, casts from old wooden stretchers of discarded paintings, with keys of fancy marbles and woods.
In keeping with the museum-like installation of the show, a long bench for the centre of the gallery has been commissioned by the artist from architect Giuseppe Pasquali.
Politi has participated in numerous exhibitions, including his recent one-person show at the Galleria Nazionale in Rome, and a major presentation at the Nomas Foundation in Rome, 2015.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill – Vicolo dei Catinari 3, Rome Italy
Opening Tuesday 6 December 2016 – 6pm–8pm
December 2016 – January 2017