Perceptive Moments by Giuseppe Sciortino
November 9 – December 6, 2016
Student Curators: Reid Duncan, Anna Huger, Caroline Koger, Wesley Jefferies
Faculty Coordinator: Gianni Rossiello
About the Exhibition:
The work that was selected for this exhibition are oil paintings and graphite drawings that he has recently been working on. They are quiet moments from his everyday life. These works depict friends, commonly used objects, and overlooked corners. 7His style is a combination of realism and abstraction. The subject is depicted realistically, whereas the the tile flooring pattern is often invented. Geometry interests him because of his attention to detail. He creates his meticulous paintings by starting the underpainting by referencing photographs that he has taken. During this stage, he focuses on the composition and the colour palette. He then adds on succeeding layers and intricate details.
In addition to painting and drawing, he is also a photographer. With painting, he is able to “create his own order”, whereas in photography, he likes to capture the order of nature. In nature’s landscapes, he feels that there is too much information to record by hand, so he photographs it. Painting allows him room for invention that photography lacks. His alteration of details such as the flooring is his way of creating his own order. Artist Bio: Giuseppe Sciortino is a young artist originally from Palermo, Sicily, but now lives in Florence. He studied under Adriano Bimbi at the Accademia di Belle Arti, where he graduated in 2011. Since his graduation, he has shown his work yearly, in a collective exhibition with colleagues.
See the catalog here.