5 June 2022, inaugurated “Souls in Abstraction”, a painting exhibition by Paolo Amoretti and Ilaria Berenice at the Forte di Gavi (AL), organized by Arte and Cuisine in collaboration with the Regional Directorate of Piedmont Museums, the Directorate of the Forte di Gavi and with the patronage of the Municipality of Gavi.
The exhibition offers an anthology with interpretations by both artists mainly focused on the theme of the face, through an excursus articulated in rooms in which works alternated by author and style, starting with the ancient church that presents paintings inspired by the characters and to the history of the Fort of Gavi. After the incipit in the spaces of the church, we continue in rooms dedicated to the stylistic path of the two artists: from the more figurative and realistic portraiture to the purest, but also visionary, abstractionism that corresponds to the current creative reflection of both painters.
The exhibition can be visited until 24 July 2022 on the opening days of the Fort. Information and reservation via WhatsApp 349 6078972.
Ministerial ticket: € 1.00.
When I saw the image of this work by Ilaria Berenice for the first time, it was like looking at myself in a mirror that reflected the chaos I carried inside for a lifetime.
Inside I saw Francis Bacon, I saw Giger, a darker Alex Gray, I felt Tool and even a little bit of Borges' minotaur.
I waited months before being able to pick it up and discover that, in addition to this and another wonderful work by her partner Paolo Amoretti, two pencil portraits of William Burroughs that she had drawn in unsuspecting times, would return home with me.
Needless to say here, but I will say it anyway, that besides the works I finally had the opportunity to have a chat again, of those capable of teaching you something new. Perhaps the power of art lies precisely in this.
I happened to be at home on Friday when your package arrived, I ripped it open, impatient to find my treasure. Thank you. What an artist you are!! With just a few brush strokes you capture the main features of a face. The more I look at it, the more there seems to be a glow emanating from it - I guess that's the master in me you see. And the picture ready to be hung on the wall!! I found the perfect place for it right away. It is in my office, by my computer. So I see it every day, I look at it to dive into the depths of my mastery and even when absentmindedly noticing, it is present all the time.
I put your painting above the sofa in the living room and looks great. It gives the viewer a cosmic sense, the viewer is shown in a spatial-temporal dimension that has a strong archetypal cosmogony call. You can release yourself from the symbol shown and transmute into abstraction that becomes an objective correlative of the deepest natural recall, intimately recognizable by all. Some of your abstract works recall events of the super nove or similar, you can convey the feeling of this creative power, not communicating the materialistic descriptive scientific side, but you can grasp its essence, keeping intact the symbol, even if detached from symbolic representation, and taken in an exciting and emotional form.
Your works are good for the soul! You can see people in the soul. Amid a sea of colored emotions I chose a painting, I took away with me what in that meeting was the perfect choice, it is as to be close to that sweet mystery that you always puts in your works. Your works also convey a message of depth similar to the works of Modigliani. You're amazing! You are great and transmit energy.
My original portrait just arrived and it is SO amazing! I thought that the photo was incredible but the original is just magic. Thank you so much!