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WAITING LUIGI TAMANINI


FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

With a diverse background in the arts, Luigi Tamanini

Luigi Tamanini ha scelto di diventare artista dopo un percorso

chose to become an artist, one who paints with passion and

professionale diverso: è una persona che dipinge per passione

representational purpose. He records what he sees and

e fondamentalmente rappresenta quello che vede o che

feels with both spontaneity and rationality. Luigi paints

sente: non c’è razionalità nei suoi lavori, ma colore, emozione,

playful fun, furious pain and the element of surprise, all

divertimento, a volte anche dolore o sorpresa e i sentimenti

aspects of our lives. Luigi engages in a kind of emotional

che in generale fanno parte del nostro vivere. Luigi esprime

painting that expresses contact with his own inner world,

un tipo di pittura emozionale attraverso la quale stabilisce un

one unknown to others. In his work, color awakens

contatto con il suo mondo interiore, con la parte più ignota

emotions, and movement symbolizes the expression of

di se stesso: il colore risveglia le emozioni, il movimento

self and its transformation. Thus, Tamanini’s work is an

simboleggia l’espressione del sé e la sua trasformazione.

instrument which gives voice to profound emotions,

Un lavoro dunque che è strumento per dare voce alle

letting them flow freely in their representational forms.

emozioni profonde, in modo da lasciarle fl uire liberamente

In addition, Luigi illustrates many stories through his

con la vita attraverso la loro rappresentazione. Luigi illustra

work, allowing us to discover a means by which to process

tanti racconti con il suo lavoro, facendoci scoprire un

our own individual stories and to share them with others

mezzo in grado di elaborare la nostra storia personale e di

in a reciprocal exchange of impressions, feelings, and

condividerla con altre persone, in uno scambio reciproco di

dialogue with the inner self.

impressioni, sensazioni, emozioni.

GIOVANNI ROSSIELLO Gallery Exhibition and Curating EL Instructor


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LU I G I TA M A N I N I

Florence University of the Arts students are proud to announce the opening of an exhibition of the artwork of Luigi Tamanini, “Waiting”, at 6pm on March 1st, 2017. Curation of this exhibit is done on behalf of FUA by students in the Gallery and Exhibition Curating Experiential Learning program. The event will take place at Ganzo, located in via dei Macci 85r, where there will be appetizers and drinks to celebrate the artist. Nearly 30 works by Tamanini will be featured, including pieces on canvas, wood, and cardboard coasters. The exhibition at Ganzo will display a collection of some of Tamanini’s most recent productions. These include portraits, diptychs and triptychs, among other innovative and conceptual creations in various mediums and sizes. This is an opportunity to view works that illustrate yet another era in the contemporary style of Luigi Tamanini, one episode in the greater narrative of his immense artistic talent. After switching careers from architect to painter, Tamanini was an apprentice to visionary mid-twentieth century Italian artists such as Joka Frima and Nerina Simi. Upon finishing his education in the arts and holding an exhibition displaying his exceptional abilities in traditional realism painting, Tamanini says that he asked himself, “Do I want to remain in classical painting, or do I want to develop something new?” And so Tamanini transitioned towards a stunning contemporary style that is as bold as it is beautiful. His works are distinctive gestural portraits and thematic scenes that comment on relationships, sexuality, inner demons, and all aspects of humanity in between. Vivid colors, fresh motifs, and staggering figures are only some of the components that characterize Tamanini’s dynamic artistic style. Tamanini has also been featured in many previous exhibitions. These include shows in Crotone, Fiesole, Pistoia, Prato, Milano, and Trento. In addition, he is recognized in a painter’s associations (Del Paiolo) and has received prizes for his artwork, such as the prestigious Fiorino d’oro. When asked what inspires him to paint or where he finds the faces in his works, Tamanini stated, “There is not a gender I love to paint, I love painting. There is no narrative, I want to create the moment that something happens. I love what is beautiful.” The exhibition is organized and promoted by students at FUA.

Si inaugura il 1 Marzo alle 18 al ristorante Ganzo di via de’ Macci 85r, durante l’AperiArt, la nuova mostra “Waiting” di Luigi Tamanini. Oltre 30 coloratissime opere pittoriche su tela, legno e cartone, ultime opere del pittore trentino adottato dalla città di Firenze, che includono ritratti, trittici, e creazioni concettuali in varie forme, soluzioni e dimensioni. U no stile conte mporan e o dalla grande capacità narrativa, oltre ad un talento già riconosciuto negli anni, che lo ha portato ad abbandonare l’architettura per la p i t t u r a , d o p o e s s e r e s t a t o apprendista di ta nti artisti visionari della metà del ‘900, come Joka Frima and Nerina Simi. I suoi quadri si distinguono nei ritratti gestuali e nelle scene quotidiane che descrivono, per un tratto semplice ma d’effetto, relazioni, sessualità, persino demoni, resi con colori vivaci, motivi freschi, in uno stile decisamente dinamico. Le opere in mostra al Ganzo, fi no al 4 Aprile, sono state selezionate dagli studenti del corso di Gallery and Exhibition Curating della FUA Florence University of the Arts.

RACHEL SCHEIB | MORGAN PENNINGS SAMARA RYNECKI | GREGORY SLADE | DANIELLE SITZMAN | ANASTASIA KOSHIK | EMILY LAZAURUS | JAMIE NIED Gallery Exhibition and Curating EL Students


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Born in 1946, in Trento, Luigi Tamanini studied engineering in his hometown, which he describes as a cultural center thanks to its proximity to other European countries like Switzerland and Austria, as well as Slovenia. He first pursued a career in architecture for three years in Trento before moving to Florence in 1972. Here, Tamanini continued his career in architecture until 1990, when he decided to pursue his lifelong passion in the Fine Arts. Nato nel 1946, a Trento, Luigi Tamanini è un pittore di lunga esperienza, ha esposto in tutta Italia, in particolare a Crotone, Firenze, Pistoia, Prato, Milano e a Trento. Vive a Firenze dal 1972, dove ha continuato la sua carriera di architetto fino al 1990, quando ha deciso di passare alla sua passione per tutta la vita nelle belle arti. Tamanini ha ricevuto, nel 2001 il Fiorino d’oro, il più importante riconoscimento per le personalità che hanno dato lustro a Firenze.

LUIGI TAMANINI www.luigitamanini.it luigi.tamanini@alice.it

BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAFIA


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MAR 1 | APR 4, 2017 GANZO Via dei Macci 85/r Firenze

MORGAN PENNINGS RACHEL SCHEIB Special Project EL Gallery Curating

JAMIE NIED DANIELLE SITZMAN Gallery Exhibition and Curating Students

ANASTASIA KOSHIK EMILY LAZAURUS SAMARA RYNECKI GREGORY SLADE Gallery Exhibition and Curating EL Students

GIOVANNI ROSSIELLO Gallery Exhibition and Curating Instructor Printed March 2017 by FUA Florence University of the Arts

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