April 1, 2016
CARLESSO | SERRA
Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present a duo exhibition of new works by the Italian sculptor
Gianpietro Carlesso and the Italian painter Paolo Serra. The exhibition explores the
pure organic form, as well as texture, luminosity and unity of compositions that typifies the
works of both artists.
Gianpietro Carlesso will present work in his preferred medium of marble. In recent years,
Carlesso has worked closely with scientists and conducted research into the concept of
infinity in an attempt to depict the abstract notion of forever in his most celebrated series,
Curvatura. In the Curvatura works, Carlesso masterfully carves shapes out of a single piece
of marble. The works are elegant and dramatic in their appearance, yet sleek and ethereal
in their essence. This will be the first presentation of the artist’s work in London, and will
also feature a previously unseen work from the artist’s Litoforo series, which follows the
footsteps of the Curvatura series, as it presents a skilful attempt to create curvilinear cavities
from a single block stone.
Paolo Serra will present a new body of work that he made during a recent residency in
London. The works investigate an “essentialism” that aims to do away with any spurious
accident that might upset the clear-cut geometric tension of forms and their super-smooth
surfaces. The artist undertook an original new study of light, space and form and has led him
to create works of pure linearism and fascinating chromaticism. The techniques he uses to
obtain depth in his work are the product of use of ancient materials such as oriental lacquer
with its hundreds of ultra-thin layers, and gold leaf with its precious luminosity.
These two abstract artists’ works are fused with depth of meaning and form. The intricacies
and subtleties of Carlesso and Serra’s techniques and compositions create dramatic,
harmonious works, which Ronchini Gallery is proud to bring together for the first time.
This exhibition is on from 18 March - 14 May 2016.