Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So Simple, So Odd and So Cool

Works by the late Domenico Gnoli.  They are simple, different and so very fun to look at.

Domenico’s paintings zone in on a tiny, often overlooked, detail—a button, a part of someone’s hair, a collar—and blow them into medium to large works of about 50 by 50-inches each. Most of the pieces are painted with acrylic mixed with sand, projecting a dry, almost matte texture that sets them apart from most other paintings. What makes Domenico’s work especially stand out, however, is the artist’s unique subject matter and sensibility.

The first exhibit in the U.S. since Domenico’s death in 1970 can currently be seen in New York’s Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery.

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