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Claudio Valerio - Segnali di vita

Signs of life in courtyards and houses in the twilight

Lights bring to mind Celestial mechanics.

[Franco Battiato, Signs of life]

Claudio Valerio, gets lost in the dark landscapes of his canvases, seeks the affection of a presence in total absence, touches tips of iridescent lucidity. Sparks of possible presences, extraterrestrial lives, signs of hope, emerge from the seething shapes given by the density of charcoal. Dark matter merges with light to capture the multiple combinations of possible worlds responding to the mechanics of infinity.

Critic Valerio Dehò writes about the artist: Valerio's dark painting, black as deep as the dark matter that permeates the universe, is a mirror that does not reflect because it opacifies the image to be transmitted, makes it other, spurious, different. The mirror never told the truth, let us not delude ourselves. To paint in an informally minimal way is to relate to the degree zero of painting, which is springing meaning from nothingness. Reality is no longer sufficient because it is impossible to look at, it does not admit of reflection. Black is a noncolor that absorbs the energy around it, at the bottom of which may be Nothingness or the Absolute...




1. Hole, 2023, charcoal, resin and oil on canvas, 40x45 cm.

2. Cathedral, 2023, charcoal, resin and oil on canvas, 40x35 cm.

3. Gap, 2023, charcoal, natural resin and oil on canvas, 25 x 35 cm.

4. Oasis, 2023, charcoal, natural resin and oil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm.

5. Fatuous, 2023, charcoal, natural resin and oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.

6. Exiles, 2023, charcoal, natural resin and oil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm.





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