Riccardo Crespi gallery presents Painting Now, a group exhibition that makes a brief exploration of contemporary painting through the works of Giulia Andreani, Romain Bernini, Nathalie du Pasquier, Cristiano Menchini, Roee Rosen, Marta Sforni, Caterina Silva, Veronica Smirnoff, Sinta Tantra and Gal Weinstein.
Over the last decade painting, which had previously been pushed onto the side-lines of contemporary artistic production, has come back to the forefront of the global avant-garde.
With art having reached the end of its strictly “linguistic” journey, the painting of today is characterized by a great eclecticism which it is difficult to describe in a non-contradictory way, since there are no longer any true currents limited by geographical borders, nor schools or common approaches. Nevertheless, in the sometimes questionable attempt to define what painting is, it is possible to search for traces that end up intertwined in a process in which the figurative often can no longer be distinguished from the abstract.
Looking at the most diverse influences, from the New Leipzig School in Germany to the post-digital, from new inspirations coming out of Africa to figuration along American lines, what emerges is the realization that it is not possible to shed light on painting as whole. All that can be done is to add a small piece to the understanding of how this fascinating and immortal practice is changing.
Giulia Andreani, born in Venice in 1985, lives and works in Paris. Romani Bernini, born in Parigi in 1979, lives and works in Paris. Eun Mo Chung, born in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in Italy since 1987. Nathalie Du Pasquier, born in Bordeaux in 1957, lives and works in Milan. Cristiano Menchini, born in Viareggio in 1986, lives and works between Versilia and Venice. Roee Rosen, born in Rehovot, Israel, in 1963, lives and works in Israel. Marta Sforni, born in Milan in 1966, lives and works between Berlin and Venice. Caterina Silva, born in Rome in 1983, lives and works between Amsterdam and Rome. Veronica Smirnoff, born in Moscow in 1979, lives and works between London and Moscow. Sinta Tantra, born in New York in 1979, lives and works between London and Bali. Gal Weinstein, born in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1970, lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Private View: Thursday 26 November, 2015
Exhibition 27 November, 2015 - 16 January, 2016
Riccardo Crespi Gallery
Via Mellerio, 1