Floating silences - Federica Jeanne de Luca solo exhibition curated by Claudio Cerritelli at Studio Masiero, Milan
10th of may 2017 - 6.30 pm
gallerist/ contemporary art gallery:
Monica Masiero - Studio Masiero, Milan
text in exhibition:
written by Claudio Cerritelli
materials and frames:
Ermes Miceli, Milan
"Inner Stretch" by Philippe Lamy - WHITELABRECS Record label
written by Claudio Cerritelli
Catching the imperceptible acoustics hidden in the floating movements of the colours, Federica de Luca entrust lingering volumes in the silence, indian ink splashes when dropped in water, levitating visions joined constant feeling of fading out.
In the sequence of images that the artist dedicates to the mountains, undefined profiles arise from the edge of her thoughts, onto lonely peaks in the space of her mind, transient features scattered in the astonished vastness.
Irrevocable moments of pure colour take shape on the paper as aerial spots wandering in the white, remembrance’s evanescence in pursuit of shifting echoes of the appearance.
For breaking off from the insidious sound of the world, de Luca dreams of imaginary areas arisen from pigment’s transudations, transparent microcosm in variable fusion, unique changes born from experiments of colour’s dilution.
The skilled path of the brush creates bubbles of light, constantly different. The shades of the blue evolve through frenzies that leave behind the clearness of the lines and – eventually - sink in the deep moods of subconscious.
Once blue and black melt together the results are amazing, unpredictable adventure of the gesture, placid and serene uprisings that blend in the unlimited stillness of the meditation. To portray the silence is admirable of an indescribable concept, the colour’s surge creates light touches of the air and indistinct mists that contain the spontaneous fascination of floating and innocent magic.
On the bright surface of the paper the artist secures various morphologies, horizontal images applied with determination or circular cores, slightly swollen, with elliptical and intuitive itineraries.
The chromatic mass expands, the shades are generated by sudden overlapping of light and dark while the form evolves according to water’s quantity that the brush distributes inside and over the perimeter of each colour spot.
Indefinite effusions of light are perceived in a group of small sheets of paper as if the spectator was watching the flow of close and far away metamorphosis while small breaches are open in the curtain of the colour.
As well as for the big linen created for this exhibition, de Luca expresses the unlimited perception of interior spaces, corporeal spirits, shadows of remembrance conversing with the present anxieties in an extended tension of the mind searching for astonishing appearances.
The colour, once filtered between fabric and the underlying paper, coagulates and gets fringed with open and bewildered rhythms in a silent surfacing of the light in its breath of revelation.