PRIMAE NOCTIS
Gianfranco Zappettini - Opere Anni 70

19/07 - 25/09/2020

current exhibition

Gianfranco Zappettini - Opere Anni 70

Solo exhibition: Gianfranco Zappettini
Gianfranco Zappettini - Opere Anni 70
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 […]. 

 

 

Alberto Rigoni
Gianfranco Zappettini: Il bianco e gli altri stati dell’essere
Exhibition view
Untitled

Gianfranco Zappettini

Untitled

1975
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Untitled
1975 - Graphite 2b on 3 acetate sheets - 26,5 × 22 cm

La trama e l’ordito n.66

Gianfranco Zappettini

La trama e l’ordito n.66

2017
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La trama e l’ordito n.66
2017 - Resins, acrylic and wallnet on wooden board - 80 × 80 cm

Analytica d_h

Gianfranco Zappettini

Analytica d_h

1975
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Analytica d_h
1975 - 2 sheets of paper and 2 overlapping acetate sheets - 42 × 42 cm

CON-CENTRO n 96

Gianfranco Zappettini

CON-CENTRO n 96

2018
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CON-CENTRO n 96
2018 - Resins, acrylic and fassadenputz on board - 80 × 80 cm

CON-CENTRO n 80

Gianfranco Zappettini

CON-CENTRO n 80

2018
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CON-CENTRO n 80
2018 - Resins, acrylic and fassadenputz on board - 100 x 100 cm

La trama e l’ordito n. 27

Gianfranco Zappettini

La trama e l’ordito n. 27

2016
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La trama e l’ordito n. 27
2016 - Resins, cotton thread and acrylic on wood - 100 x 100 cm

Tele sovrapposte n.188

Gianfranco Zappettini

Tele sovrapposte n.188

1975
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Tele sovrapposte n.188
1975 - Graphite on overlapping transparent canvases - 80 x 80 cm

Tele sovrapposte No. 167

Gianfranco Zappettini

Tele sovrapposte No. 167

1975
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Tele sovrapposte No. 167
1975 - Graphite on overlapping transparent canvases - 80 x 80 cm

Luce bianca su diciotto rettangoli

Gianfranco Zappettini

Luce bianca su diciotto rettangoli

1973
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Luce bianca su diciotto rettangoli
1973 - Acrylic on canvas - 80 x 80 cm

Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli

Gianfranco Zappettini

Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli

1973
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Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli
1973 - Acrylic on canvas - 70 x 60 cm

Superficie analitica n° 399

Gianfranco Zappettini

Superficie analitica n° 399

1974
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Superficie analitica n° 399
1974 - Acrylic on canvas - 80 x 80 cm

Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli

Gianfranco Zappettini

Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli

1973
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Luce bianca su ventiquattro rettangoli
1973 - Acrylic on canvas - 100 x 100 cm