His atelier on the hills overlooking the sea is now open to visitors
DRAWING, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE
RE-ELABORATION OF FAMOUS WORKS
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT
Carlo Carli has decided to let people visit his atelier on the hills of Versilia, in the Valley of Conca di Sopra, at a short distance from Bargecchia (the town of the bells of Tosca). Here, art is in the air, with a seascape that takes your breathe away. Three chances for art lovers and visitors to meet Carli and to talk with him, engaging into an artistic conversation about beauty and civil commitment, two key elements in his work. A pleasant, meaningful conversation that takes the cue from Carli’s paintings and is deeply rooted in the present. This prestigious atelier – a meeting place where the artist and visitors can converse – will house a number works, from the ones that were exhibited at the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg, to those that are kept in the Central Archives of the State in Rome (in them, Carli deals with violence against women) and the ones that were featured in the recent exhibition that took place at the Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro Historical Complex. Carli aspires to open a dialogue with the observer by bridging the gap between past and present.
THE REJECTION OF VIOLENCE AND THE PURSUIT
OF PEACE ARE RECURRING THEMES THAT
REVEAL THE AUTHOR’S CIVIL COMMITMENT
He uses an absolutely personal idiom that mixes drawing, digital photography and graphic renditions of famous works of art in which he juxtaposes classical images and recent news items, to create dramatic effects and suggest either analogy or divergence. The two scenes interact constantly: they enter into conflict with each other, or create harmony. Rather than an escape from reality, for Carli his atelier is a breeding ground of ideas; it is not a privileged, beautiful point of view from where he can look at the world impartially, but a creative space from where he can give a cry of alarm and describe the present world, in order to find an answer to the dreams of peace and the hopes for their children’s future of those people who are willing to set on dehumanizing journeys to escape the war. Hence, the artists has decided to open his atelier to the public, to welcome visitors and to converse with them, reflecting upon the meaning of art today and trying to understand what each of us can do to move beyond hatred, walls, violence, and indifference towards those who are suffering.
Carlo Carli’s studio will open by appointment 6-10pm on the following days of August 2019: Friday 9, Sunday 11 and Tuesday 13.