Tre modi di dire la stessa cosa at ArtNoble / Milan

Tre modi di dire la stessa cosa 
Martina Cassatella, Roberto de Pinto, Emilio Gola

Curated by Antonio Grulli 

20th September - 24th November, 2022

ArtNoble Gallery
Via Ponte di Legno 9 20134, Milano (MI)

Three ways to say the same thing. Three ways to say painting. This is what the exhibition is about. 

Each painter is both an affirmation of a way of painting as well as an implicit critique of everything that has been painted to date. 

And there is nothing more electrifying than a new generation emerging, bringing new forms, new feelings, and purging itself of everything that is no longer able to speak. 

Thus, here are three young painters, graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, presenting themselves on the Italian scene. 

Martina Cassatella, Roberto de Pinto, Emilio Gola. 

Three different painters, yet united by a common spirit rooted in the bodies and poses of youthful anatomies, between self-discovery, creation of one’s own character, and desire for the other. 

Martina’s painting is made of hands, light and hair. In each painting these are declined and recombined differently. Three elements that allow us to investigate the way in which painting is capable of becoming a plastic form, the way in which colour becomes a nucleus of light, and the way in which the abstract line can be a figure capable of activating and destabilizing the pictorial surface, going on to create intense ghostly figures. 

Roberto populates the canvas with bodies originating from the deep Mediterranean. They are the painter’s alter-egos, idle, immersed in water or in the shadows of vegetation; sometimes only a part of the faces or an anatomical detail emerges, sometimes they are depicted in not very busy groups, perhaps because of the heat. The techniques he uses, encaustic and pastels, become erotic about skin, tans, and shadows on bodies. 

Emilio is point, line and surface. The bodies of friends create temporary constellations in continuous reformulation; recurring pictorial motifs rendered through textures made through the use of tools unrelated to painting, to which lines charged with kinetic energy capable of synthesizing the dynamics of bodies, and pictorial surfaces through which the lines and points of the textures are enhanced. 

Three ways to say a new painting, without any sense of guilt, without inferiority complexes compared to other languages. 

Antonio Grulli