Marta Mancini – Abita
The exhibition will display a series of paintings of recent realization, executed through the technique of acrylic on canvas, all medium-sized except a big-format one that will be exhibited in the project room of the gallery. As Pericle Guaglianone writes: “Marta Mancini visions-insterventions portray environmental situations with a cinematic, out of time trait, in which a “folk-tronic” idea of re-writing takes shape in exquisitely pictorial terms”. With “abita”, Marta Mancini presents herself to a vast public for the first time; the works exhibited give account of her pictorial talent, of the system of references that constitute the backbone of each single work, and at the same time, of the freshness of her approach, that, through the enhancement of medium and technique, operates un original re-elaboration of the formal cues inspiring her works. From the about ten canvases of “abita”, some of the peculiarities of the artist emerge, like her great creativity in the production of colours and the modalities in which she constructs the image through chromatisms, that lead to the incorporation of the graphic medium into the pictorial one (as the artist said: “in this case I didn’t draw before. the drawing is underneath”). Choosing to exhibit works that are omogeneous in technique and dimension and without any particular setting, we aimed to create a space where paintings taken for themselves can establish a filterless communication with viewers, enriching them ex-post with the critical framework provided by Pericle Guaglianone. The exhibition wants to be representative of the activity and research that Marta Mancini has conducted until now and, at the same time, poses itself as a starting point for a new working cycle, in which the confrontation with the gallery environment, with the collectors, together with the augmented visibility towards art professionals, will inevitably influence her production. On the other hand, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., two years after Nicola Pecoraro show “The Wandering”, decided to house once again works by a young Roman artist, in an attempt to describe the current stirring and the level of quality reached by the new generation of artists that populate the urban panorama.
October 9 – November 24, 2012
Galleria s.a.l.e.s. – via dei Querceti 4/5 – Rome