Nuova Galleria Morone is proud to present, from the 9th of June to the 14th of July, “Storia di un’ombra”, the second personal show in the gallery, of Antonio Marchetti, curated by Angela Madesani.
The shadow, transitional element, evanescent emblem, has been the center of Antonio Marchetti interest for years, in which, the analysis of language is fundamental. The sign, the design is the core instrument of his research which has obvious roots in the classical Greek art, not only of artistic matrix, but also philosophical. Marchetti is interested in the concept of the shadow itself, in the projections of the real appearing in our eyes. At first he has painted natural shadows, tenth urban ones and now, in his current creations, the moving shadows. His is a clear need to make the movement be perceived, peculiar to a liquid society, like the one we live in, where breaks of any sort are not allowed. He is an observer, who stands at the side to watch carefully what goes on around him.
To create new works of art, the artist has taken a series of shots, rotating around the same shade of 360° as if it were a time clock. He has followed the shadow thus creating variable sequences, with a crear advance on the mechanisms of nature. In this sense, the artist plays an active role and a passive one.
In the work of Antonio Marchetti Lamera (1964 Bergamo, Italy) painting is the culmination of a creative process that moves from photography to design including its intermediate stages. This is a process that makes become both photography and band painting two new reinvented media.Photography, especially,is used not only as a mechanical instrument, but also as a mean whose aim is that or creating a new process that gives more value to the pictorical one. We mention only some of the main personal exhibitions. In 1993 exhibition at Studio Trisorio in Naples. In 2006 he exhibited at Artmark Galerie in Vienna and in 2007 at Vertigo Gallery in London. In 2010 he displays an exhibition called “Urban shadow” at Galleria Bianconi in Milan. We also remember the exhibition called “Lunghezze d’onda” with Maurizio Donzelli in the fascinating Villa Rufolo in Ravello (Salerno) in 2011. In 2015 his last exhibition called “Tempo immobile” at Nuova Galleria Morone in Milan. Essays about the artist have been written by art critics such as: Claudio Cerritelli, Agnes Kohlmeyer, Demetrio Paparoni, Peter Assman, Angela Madesani, Marisa Vescovo, Paolo Balmas, Tiziana Conti, Gianluca Marziani, Alberto Dambruoso, Francesco Tedeschi, Elena Forin, Elena Pontiggia, Lorenzo Madaro.