Nadia Galbiati – Enrico Pietracci
Vernissage: Wednesday, June 23rd, 6-9 pm, both artists present.
exhibition running until July 23rd 2021
Elaborations of urban photographs and sculptural extrapolations of architectural spaces are the protagonists of the exhibition WIDE ANGLES by Italian artists Nadia Galbiati and Enrico Pietracci, hosted in the show rooms of Luisa Catucci Gallery, in Berlin Schillerkiez-Neukölln.
Nadia Galbiati, sculptress from Milan, bases her research on the study of angles in contemporary architecture, and their fundamental role to define a physical space, placing the as foundation of the relationship between empty space and material. Her sculptures are the synthetic result of the analytic observation of these angles, in relation to the volumes and lines in urban spaces and architectures – with a predilection for the rational architecture of the 1930s. By reinterpreting the urban landscape and the macro-structures of buildings into sculptures and engraved metal plates of relatively small dimensions, Galbiati creates a new type of space – slightly reminding of El Lissitzky and the Bauhaus and constructivist movements – where the viewer becomes suddenly aware of the Taoist balance between full and empty, solid and aery.
The Berlin based photographer Enrico Pietracci will present pieces from his series of urban photo-extrapolations of clear neoplastic influence. By stretching a few pixels of his wide-angle photographs of buildings of Berlin, Pietracci ends up creating strong images where – like in the De Stijl moment – the fundamental principle of the geometry of the straight line, square, and rectangle, combined with a strong asymmetry, with the predominant use of pure plain colors, and the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective forms and lines, rule undisputed. The plain colored surface of the stretched pixels creates a fascinating contrast with the many details of the purely photographic elements, rich of traces of humanity, transporting the work on to a cyber-metaphysical level.