Francesco Carozza: Gesture, Form and Colours
Gesture, Form and Colour is a solo exhibition by the Italian artist Francesco Carozza, which is is a spiritual tension, the sheer power of colors and materials, and colors inspire vibrations in the heart. His paintings are simple and immediacy, hiding the artist's constant exploration and connection to the international painting traditions of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The artist's approach is ritualized, almost obsessive. He repeats his creative gestures on each canvas, constantly looking for repetition and variation of painting elements: gestures, forms and colors. Repetition and change are also key concepts in 20th century architecture and art, exploring the ever-present tension between the potential for infinite reproduction and the uniqueness of a work, which can never be repeated. The artist replicates a formal pattern, using the same movements, but creating unique pieces that even the artist himself cannot repeat because they are the result of an artistic process determined in part by chance.
In his paintings, he superimposes colors on a monochromatic background, using chiaroscuro white/black; white/blue, the relationship between matte and satin finishes pearl white/black, and primary colors Or contrasting shades between secondary and metallic red/gold, magenta/silver. He even experimented with fluorescent pigments that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light, or dichroic colors that vibrate between two complementary hues pink/yellow-green when the viewer moves.
For him, the study of color is multi-faceted: he carefully observes his surroundings to capture its tones and tones, drawing inspiration for his new works. He works to remember the natural world, the man-made world from exotic wildlife to cars and the palette of tones seen in graphics, design or fashion. Francesco internalized these visual inspirations into digital photographs, using the same techniques employed by painters throughout history, who would keep diaries to record glimpses of real life, which they would then recreate and recreate on canvas upon returning to the studio composition.