10 September 2013

Interview - Giangaetano Patanè

TRA NOI - BETWEEN US
 
I just went to see the new exhibition of Giangaetano Patanè at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome. I was particularly moved by a sense of anguish or helplessness emanating from his works of art, in fact I felt this particular exhibition was more mature, something the artist has been nurturing over time and was now ready to reveal.. In the following short interview I asked him to tell us a little about his alchemic quest:
F.Ruspoli: what are the elements within your art?

G.Patanè: my artistic search has two elements; one is a particular type of aestheticism and the second element is Time
 
F.R.: could you expand on that ?
 
G.P.: The first is the uncodifiable aestheticism, undefinable and capable of transforming an object into “attractive substance”, the second is a representation of time, sometimes it can take the shape of a face dissolving in the air or it can take the shape of a tree but it’s always there: that eternal conflict between man and the incredible pain of the escaping present. My artistic search stands sustained by these two legs.

The exhibition is programmed to close on the 18th of September so if you are in Rome I strongly recommend you take a moment to see it. The Chiostro del Bramante is by Bar della Pace at Via Arco della Pace, 5 it is open every day from 10am to 8pm.

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