Riccardo Mannelli exhibits in our gallery since 2011.
Riccardo Mannelli's paintings communicate tow things to me: the first is that the history of the soul's adventures and misadventures is inexorably written on the body; the second is that the body leads to the disquieting scenario of the undifferentiated that the ancients called the "sacred, and that we, much more modestly, call the "unconscious" from which humanity has emancipated itself to inaugurate its history but that it cannot set aside if it doesn't wish to extinguish it. The ones who know how to draw on the primordial chaos, thereby risking giving up control over themselves in that little reassuring territory that is the mixture of all things (...). Umberto Galimberti "hasta manana mi amor" investigates the affectionate gestures and tenderness shared by lovers portrayed in intimate moments, captured just when they wish each other goodnight; there's a hypothetical night of sleep or oblivion in front of them, which could also metaphorically be "a nuttata"*, as quoted in the Italian comedy of Eduardo de Filippo **, which they face with this uncomplicated and disarming optimism determined by the certainty of their reciprocal passion: "see you in the morning my darling". "Blues" are single female portraits captured in moments of thoughtful abandon, immersed in their mystery; apparently unfathomable and "untellable" moods that find communicative release thanks only to their unbridled sincerity, like a blues, hence the name. Flesh and the body are the human spectacle par excellence; the most mysterious and less mysterious of all. Everything depends solely on the gaze of the spectator. It is possible to rebuild beauty, because we have the rubble in front of us.
DIARIO DI UN VIZIO
MUST - Museo Storico della Città di Lecce
Via degli Ammirati, 11 - Lecce (Italy)
From 05/03/2019 to 31/05/2019
From 10/09/2016 to 02/10/2016
Appunti per la ricostruzione della bellezza
From 31/03/2012 to 22/04/2012
Edizioni Gagliardi - 2016
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