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Studio d’Arte Raffaelli is pleased to present, for the first time in Italy, a solo exhibition by Matt Phillips, Piano, Piano, which will open on Thursday 6 April 2017 in the presence of the artist.
Matt Phillips’s painting emerges slowly, through a delicate creative process that closely resembles musical dynamics, in a crescendo of intensity veiling on veiling of color. Orphic visions, in which some patterns by Sonia Delaunay echo from afar, take shape in the corpus of works created for the exhibition, around thirty medium and large-sized canvases. Their titles suggest intense narratives, which unfold along rigorous geometries, however defined as “figurative” by the artist himself. The painted image almost never completely fills the canvas, but autonomously seeks its own space within the support, which becomes pure margin.
In each work Matt Phillips identifies a compositional rhythm and a sort of optical vibration that are able to open a portal between artist and audience, creating full involvement-recognition.
Piano, Piano will open at the Raffaelli Art Studio in Trento on Thursday 6 April 2017 at 6.30 pm and will be set up until 1 June 2017. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with an interview by Timothée Chaillou to the artist.
Matt Phillips is an American artist, critic, and curator. Since 2005 he has exhibited in numerous private galleries and public spaces in the United States, has won awards and institutional residences. He is a founding member of the artist-run space TSA. “piano, piano” is his first solo show in Italy. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn (NY).