Italian artist Paolo Vignati paints Post-Impressionistic landscapes with an existentialist penchant. Vignati’s depictions bear a resemblance to the agricultural flatlands of central northern Italy, yet shirk from clear definition. They represent worlds half seen, half imagined where people and places have no identity. Through thick gestural brush strokes and a palette dominated by ochres, yellows, oranges, and blues, Vignati creates fleeting impressions. Although mostly deserted, if not for indistinct figures seen at a distance or from behind, the scenes carry anticipation for what is to come next. In this, Vignati has successfully created the illusion of the film stills he so admired as a child. His work is an invitation to introspection into one’s own memories and experiences, while at the same time attempting to form connections with the outer world and draw meaning from it.PAOLO VIGNATI ON
From a very young age I have been fascinated by images with vivid colors and soft shades arranged in cinematic sequence, such as in animated short films. I use acrylic mixed with oil on various supports, including wood, canvas, and plastic, alternating a palette knife for texture and finer brushwork. I do not limit my creative expression to paintings, but also experiment with sculptures, allround modeling, and digital graphics. My landscapes are half-imagined and halfreal and explore the balance between our desire for introspection and the need to form connections with the outer world. I seek to direct the viewer’s attention to a specific detail, shape, or color in the composition, so as to encourage selfexamination into each individual’s memories and experiences. My work intends to have therapeutic value, helping the observer unconsciously escape reality through sensorial perception.
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