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Acqua 50 Print

Paolo Terdich


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The inspiration came from the water, from the challenge of representing the movement of water and, finally, of transferring feelings through a figurative work. the challenge in this work is the representation of the movement of the swimmer, represented by the overlap of 5 sequences representing the stroke, from the leaking from the water to completion with the return into the water. The aim is to represent the dynamism of the action of the swimmer and the water itself, also depicting the transparency and splashes from an aerial, flat, almost surreal perspective, in which it is complex to recognize the physical forms of the body fragmented into a myriad of reflections and spots of color. The medium is chosen to represent transparencies and the movement of the body and water.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:21 W x 14 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:22.75 W x 15.75 H x 1.25 D in

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Born in Piacenza (Italy), where, after having lived in various Countries, I currently live and work, I am in a constant creative challenge to make tangible in my paintings the human feelings. My works were exhibited worldwide and have been acquired by numerous private collectors, galleries, art institutions. In 2022, I have been invited to exhibit at the 59th Biennale Arte di Venezia, in the Granada National Pavilion, and I had a solo exhibition in New York. Some of my works won numerous international prizes and my activity has been reviewed and published in various art magazines and books. I am also a co-founder of the artist group “Eoykos”, composed by six Italian artists of figurative expression. This Movement was created (in 2011), to eventually demonstrate, in equilibrium between Surrealism and Metaphysics, that figurative art is still a privileged mean of communication, aimed at transmitting human emotions. My favorite subjects are human figures represented in situations of intimacy and solitude, in metaphysical and surreal atmospheres, both in confined environments, where their inner torment is expressed, and in aquatic environments, from which a profound sense of quiet emerges. The aim is to render detailed figurative subjects, characterized by luminous surfaces and compelling images that offer a combination of disquiet, uncertainty, urgency, calm, and spirituality. Meditative in tone, I also try to exalt the light, to obtain paintings pervaded by uncommon atmospheres and shot with an evanescent brightness. Although my works are often associated with hyperrealism, I am not particularly interested in the mere representation of the real. My expression is aimed, instead, at recreating atmospheres that lead beyond the visible, to penetrate the inner world of emotions. Accordingly, the figures, rather dynamic, are suspended in a surreal atmosphere, with a post-impressionistic dim light. My realism is, hence, silent, intimate, containing an unspoken, mysterious narrative, which offers psychologically loaded presentations. This atmosphere has been, finally, emphasized in the works “waters”, where natural light and filtered light breaks the subjects in a multitude of dynamic reflections. Within such balance, the human beings seem to live in a precarious balance that belongs to peace, harmony and beauty.

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