For his solo exhibition at SRISA gallery, Gianluca Sgherri will exhibit two groups of different and divergent work. The works of oil on wood, canvas and paper made in recent years mark the transition from a type of figurative and narrative painting to another more abstract and absolute type of work. Such developments and deepening arise from a need: to bring Sgherri’s artistic experience to an open and neutral aesthetic plane; a place of comparison halfway between artist and spectator. This synthesis is based on two different techniques of oil and watercolor: oil painting that is nuanced and united while the watercolor is more detached and layered. These two “collection points”, of a parallel research, concern not only Sgherri’s artistic production but also the whole painting; from its origins to its contemporaneity.
Gianluca Sgherri was born in Fucecchio (FI) in 1962, and got his degree in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He began exhibiting at the Galleria Margiacchi di Arezzo in 1990. He then moved to Milano in ’95 and collaborated with lo Studio d’Arte Cannaviello presenting several solo shows in ’94, ’96, 2000, 2002 and 2012. In the same period he exhibited at the Galleria L’attico in Roma, In Arco in Torino and at the Galleria Arte 92 in Milano. His last solo show was at C2 in Firenze in 2015 and at the Museum and factory of Montellori di Fucecchio in 2017. He has participated in important group shows in Italy and aborad; namely: Imprevisto Castello di Volpaia (SI). Premio internazionale FIAR Milano, Roma, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles. Ultime Generazioni, XII Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma. Prima linea, Trevi Flash Art Museum; Immagini Italiane, Medienmeile am Hafen, Dusseldorf.Ultimi quarant’anni: Pittura Iconica; Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. Arte Italiana 1968-2007. Pittura , Palazzo Reale, Milano. He currently lives and works in Croce sull’Arno.
March 21 – April 18 2019
mon-fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – free entrance
SRISA Gallery – Santa Reparata International School of Art
Via San Gallo 53r, 50129 Firenze
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