Press Release

curated by Isabella Del Guerra and Stefano Gagliardi
from 21/07/2018 to 12/08/2018

2018 - Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano

Danilo Martinis opens a new pictorial cycle with the solo exhibition entitled "In my enchanted garden", leaving behind the geometric/dynamic style that has accompanied him until today to find a freedom of line and pictorial construction.
In this new phase, it is as if Danilo Martinis feels the urgency to transfer his lived experience into his paintings, enriched with new existential realities: women are released from forced immobilization and are freed from the geometric cage, dancing finally free and light. The geometries are broken and the definite lines open and slowly change into soft and supple thread and then turn into stalks, leaves and flowers and, magically, Martinis makes us almost feel the scent.
The canvas space magically becomes a stage where female figures, of a vaguely eastern inspiration, move silently, fascinating and seductive, recalling shadow puppets; flowers, the symbol of life, envelop the bodies or cover the light garments; the big Moon recalls the scenographies of the lyric theaters or the scenographies of the Renaissance; the dancers let themselves be carried away by the nature that surrounds them, by the lyrical and dreamlike world in which Martinis, with his profound sensitivity, invites us to enter on tiptoe.
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