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SEGNO ASTRAZIONE - il tratto a-temporale di Giacomo Failla
Giacomo Failla’s a-temporal line
Regional Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Palazzo Belmonte Riso
Palermo 18 February - 20 March
This exhibition of Giacomo Failla at the Museo Riso is the opportunity to present his recent works which for the continuation of the pandemic have not been shown, as they were to, in some exhibitions abroad, although long planned and largely postponed for the grave sanitary conditions around the world: with the exception of the recent exhibition in Bangkok Fragments of Solitude curated by Somson Surasidhi Panich.
A conspicuous production of works this is, which represents a period of research carried out during the last few years with the rigor that characterizes all his work. The intense rapport with the Japanese visual artist Nakajima Hiroyuki who defines gestuality as “part of the work”, “its own form converted into lines and shapes on paper through the brush” and consistent with this philosophy Giacomo Failla has synthesized the line further which in some works has become almost gestural.
This way of working, even if philosophically not altogether coherent with the idea of the Japanese master, has however opened new expressive ways directing his painting towards essential forms, already evident in two particular works on display, Orient and Japanese feeling, inspired by the Japanese master. Thus, as the gestural line can reflect the interiority of the great master, Giacomo Failla, with the same “meta-gestural” intensity, with his abstraction line, claims a personal way of working on canvas through the sign. The instinctive passion of the gesture becomes evident in the colour lines carried out with the use of the brush.