From 11 December 2021 to 21 January 2022 the E3 Contemporary Art gallery presents a selection of works dedicated to landscape.
The artists exhibited will be: Paolo Canevari, Serse, Arturo Vermi, Claudio Orlandi, Nadia Galbiati, Antonio Marchetti Lamera.
The selection of works in this exhibition modifies the traditional idea of the landscape, through the concepts of space and time, the landscape becomes interior, rationalized, deconstructed and made essential.
The theme addressed by the landscape is intended above all as a place and mental space, a new ideological perspective that is also attentive to today’s environmental situation.
Like the photographs by Orlandi, taken on the technical sheets for the protection of the glaciers. These drapes are immortalized as drapes over a proscenium. The prints, in panoramic dimensions, serve to amplify this feeling of engagement with the observer.
Paolo Canevari’s landscapes are told by him:
“The series of these latest works is based on the use of a material as a starting point for the interpretation of the work. In this case, the stains of exhausted car engine oil, the quintessence of pollution, become a landscape through osmosis on the pages of old books. Mine is a reflection on pollution in a broad sense. The pollution of nature, but also that of news and thought. The stain that slowly covers our life, and pollutes our daily life ”.
Serse’s landscapes are moments of nature, sudden moments that seem destined to disappear and change in an instant. The artist insisted on their appearance for days, staring at an image that paradoxically seems to escape our gaze but enter directly into our heart as a personal sensory emotion.
An important investigation into the macro details of Nadia Galbiati, her works intend to create new places in which to live the perceptual, physical and conceptual experience of the relationship between full and empty, trying to give life to an experiential and relational place.
The soft shadows of Antonio Marchetti Lamera are fragments of landscape that are hidden, they become veiled hints of an aniconic shadow that dematerializes the form making it impalpable and ethereal.
The landscape of the 1960s by Arturo Vermi seeks a calm, a silence, a white space not to fill it but to look for a space like an island where to indicate the essential interior landscape.
The project therefore constitutes the pretext to go beyond the visual aspect, leading to broader and more articulated reflections and considerations than the simple contemplative experience, therefore landscape not only as an artistic typology, but as a means of analysis, full of new values, strictly speaking dialogue with the present.