We are pleased to announce the second personal exhibition of the Genoese artist Gianfranco Zappettini at Primae Noctis Art Gallery. The exhibition, which includes works produced by the artist from the seventies to today, will be open until September 25, 2020.
[…] Looking at the work that Gianfranco Zappettini created in the 1970s, whether we are speaking of his “white” works or his “superimposed canvasses,” what we don’t see is just as important as what we do. In the “whites” we see a canvas covered in white acrylic, but we don’t see the black surface on which the artist began; in the “superimposed canvasses” we see an empty space on the most external canvas marked by a square traced in pencil, but we don’t see the squares of the underlying canvasses that are filled or partially filled. This is also true of his more recent works, the ones that belong to the series “La trama e l’ordito” [“The Weft and the Warp”], pictorial surfaces in which contemporary industrial materials are woven into a sum that transcends today’s times: the “End That Shines Through” [“Fine che traspare”] (to cite another of Zappettini’s series from the nineties) is also an emptiness (the exterior of the work) that hides the richness and the orderliness of a traditional praxis (in this case weaving). We see the result but not the meticulous process that produced it, and yet both are fundamental parts of the work: the vessel’s emptiness and its clay, the wheel’s center and its spokes […].
Gianfranco Zappettini: Il bianco e gli altri stati dell’essere