Andrea Fontanari, Knock before entering, Solo Show, Installation view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento
Andrea Fontanari, Knock before entering, Solo Show, Installation view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento
Andrea Fontanari, Knock before entering, Solo Show, Installation view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento
Andrea Fontanari, Knock before entering, Solo Show, Installation view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

Andrea Fontanari’s ‘bella pittura’ shows an immediate relationship with figurative representation which, starting from the expressionist avant-gardes of the early twentieth century, transforms contemporary representation through the decomposition of form and the dynamic vibration of colour.

Gio Ponti, tra il cielo e la terra, 2019, oil on canvas, 157 x 245,5 cm
Self-portrait, 2020, oil on linen, 138 x 119 cm
Empty-handed portrait, 2020, oil on canvas, 204 x 196 cm
The day before you came, 2020, oil on linen, 162 x 225 cm
At 7 am the world is still in order, 2020, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Grandma blanket, 2019, oil on canvas, 230 x 315 cm
A date with the sunflowers, 2020, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 29 x 39 cm

Photo credit: KOTTOMfilms

On his canvases and papers, figures and things become immediately accessible if we only decide to open that door, after knocking, and we start observing the artist’s universe to discover that his journey runs parallel to ours.