The visionary horizon of the artist overlaps – in the most consistent core of the exhibition – the stereotyped images of the television screen, distorted and reinterpreted by the unmistakable pictorial sign of Schifano. As part of a more complex mosaic, the painted photographs tell a possible Italian story of the late twentieth century, doubly filtered by the media fiction and the artist’s vision. Clear in his personal reading of the artistic and social panorama contemporary to him, Mario Schifano knew how to grasp the hidden essence behind each image and return it in a new form using an unmistakable and universal pictorial lexicon for immediacy and communication skills.
For the first time guests of the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, the works of Schifano keep intact their narrative vitality, in a rediscovery of his work that will be enhanced by the publication of a catalog.
The exhibition can be visited by appointment on the opening day through the appropriate Google Form, and then in the usual opening hours of the gallery (Mon-Fri 10-13 / 16-19 | Sat 10-12 / 16:30-18:30)..