Fabrizio Gazzarri | Rossori | 09.03.2018 – 18.00

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Fabrizio Gazzarri, Rossori, 2019

FABRIZIO GAZZARRI

ROSSORI

curated by Diego Matoan

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OPENING: Saturday, 9 March 2019 – H 06.00 pm

09 March – 30 May

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The paintings by Fabrizio Gazzarri at the heart of his new exhibition, opening on March 9 at Artericambi Gallery (Verona), enable a kind of concentration that seems impossible to gain in today’s frantic world. The large monochrome canvases on the walls do not simply create a meditative space, they further act as catalysts for a spiritual elevation. The lines scudding along the picture surface produce infinite nuances like the rivulets of conscience, when it is left suddenly free to wander.

One thread runs through all new artworks on show in Verona, starting with the metal line of the stretched cable that the artist uses to split the space: it is clear-cut, mid air, holding two invisible parts in vibrant equilibrium. Spectators find themselves busy conquering the room, but the cable doesn’t obstruct their vision. The tightrope forces the eye to constantly bounce between the paintings on the walls and the mirroring steel. The void is thus filled with a growing charge that culminates in the redness triptych, where it reaches an unstable objectification. In another place, the thread thickens and turns into a colored rope, which is again tied to knots and tangled up into an inextricable pile of interrelations. In such form the rope already appeared in Autumn 2018 in the shape of the impressive environmental installation Rosario delle Assenze inside the former Austro-Hungarian barracks of Santa Marta. Almost a new beating heart for the building awarded at the Milan Triennial for the best conservation project, two masses of ropes rotate in the space at imperceptible speed, thus creating a force filed permeating every visitor and every stone of the ancient edifice.

The works on show at Artericambi effuse that same energy, a sort of spiritual magnetism that allows spectators to enter a different dimension: of their perception and conscience. The monochrome aspect of the paintings neither stops at color alone nor at its movement on the surface, on the contrary it elevates the mind up into a contemplative ecstasy. Suddenly one is set in perfect harmony with everything, finding equilibrium as thin as a line, tense as a rope, though absolute like an unintelligible algorithm.

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BIO

Fabrizio Gazzarristarts painting in 1973 in his father’s sculpting studio and decides to devote himself to the experience of art. In 1980 he picks up teaching at the Fine Arts Academy of Venice as an assistant to the Painting Class of Emilio Vedova and, in 1988, at the Sommerakademie in Salzburg. From 1980 to 2006 he is assistant and later collaborator of Emilio Vedova also in his studio, thus actively participating and contributing to his various and complex activities, further supervising the creation of numerous exhibitions in some of the most important institutions, museums and galleries worldwide, as well as the book and catalogue editing, the contacts with the art market et alia.

In 2003 he passes to the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Milan) teaching the class on Expressive Problems of the Contemporary and collaborating for some years with the Class of Alberto Garutti. He devotes himself passionately to teaching and curates the shows of young artists in Italy and abroad, such as in 1997 the exhibition Due Dimensioni – Zwei Dimensionen, Arte Giovane in Italia e Germaniawith M. Leyer-Pritzkow and Luigi Viola in Venice and Cologne. His exhibitions took place particularly in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he stayed over long periods of time for work and for numerous solo and group shows. In 2006 he becomes Director of the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation and is since responsible of its archive and collection, as well as of the exhibiting activities. Among the shows he recently curated for the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation are Renzo Piano. Progetti d’Acqua in 2018,Emilio Vedova De America in 2017, Emilio Vedova Disegni with G. Celant and Vedova e Baselitz at the Duisburg Museum with W. Smerling in 2016.

In October 2018 he created the environemntal installation Rosario delle Assenze(2004-2018) inside the former Autro-Hungarian barracks of Santa Marta in Verona, which became the highlight at the vernissage of ArtVerona fair and will soon become remain as a permanent artwork inside the University of Verona.

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