Varese, land of events

From 7 May to 4 June 2022 | Varese


Five artists for an investigation of reality and its double funds. This is the meaning of the next exhibition scheduled from May 7 by Punto sull'Arte, in Varese (in the headquarters of Viale Sant'Antonio, 59/61).

"Ultrareale" - starring Roberto Bernardi, the artistic duo Casagrande & Recalcati, Valentina Ceci, Ottorino De Lucchi and Nicola Nannini - lines up five different ways to return the visible through painting, revealing that when we speak in general of hyperrealism, very often we stop at the surface, forgetting that when real painting engages a race with photography, the result is the possibility of drawing on a beyond, that the eye - not even that of a camera - could never see.

This is demonstrated by the candies and sweets of Bernardi, tacked in a palette of bright and captivating colors, wrapped in layers of cellophane glare blinding, that attract us like magnets to rush into an impossible world, a land of toys terribly seductive that in its shining frivolity lays bare the superficiality of today. Lolo explain the fruits of De Lucchi, picked with the precision of an intriguing technique - that of dry watercolor - that makes its surfaces velvety, very true up to the small groove left by an insect on the apple peel, Yet impossible so lost in those limitless backgrounds, hovered in a metaphysical universe that makes it believable even that a bowl can stand in the balance on what seems to be the horizon of the world. And then Ceci says it with his compulsive mapping of refineries and industrial plants, made into the tip of a ball pen pipe after pipe, tank after tank, and then, however, launched into a sky tiepolesco, soft, that seems to swallow them, annulling and denying all the ingenuity of man. And also Casagrande & Recalcati with their sensual flowers, wide open, shining, of which it seems to be able to catch the scent, flowers that then, however, at a second glance reveal crumpled petals, at the edge of withering; and then with the meadows strewn with foreign objects, treacherous animals and disturbing presences that overturn our reading of the real. And finally Nannini suggests it, that for once opens wide the doors of the houses with which he enchanted us and reveals us the most secret rooms. His rooms with the beds undone - exquisite games of drapery on the sheets white - tell in silence loves and goodbyes, habits and security, boredom and passion, in tip of the brush, very true, here and now, yet steeped in memories and nostalgia.

The vernissage of the exhibition will be held Saturday, May 7 from 17 to 19 at the headquarters of the Gallery in Viale Sant'Antonio 59/61 in Varese. At 6pm the curator Alessandra Redaelli will present to the public the essence of the exhibition.

Info and contacts

  • Vernissage: Saturday 7 May from 17 to 19
  • Duration of the exhibition: from 7 May to 4 June 2022
  • Location: Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE viale Sant'Antonio 59/61, Varese
  • Contacts: 0332 320990 - -
  • Hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 to 17.00
    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese