EXHIBITION DATES: May 10 - June 9 2018
Opera Gallery New York
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It is with great pleasure that we present Eden Universe, Eden Ocean, a major solo
exhibition of sedimentary, saturated, abstract paintings from Marcello Lo Giudice at
Opera Gallery New York for the very first time.
It is undeniable that Lo Giudice’s paintings draw influence from his early studies in the
scientific field of Geology, however, rather than remaining limited by the solid,
unshakable representation of time, these celebratory paintings reflect a more
transitory and ephemeral, perhaps even spiritual status. Combining his knowledge of
the Earth’s organic processes with a sympathetic passion for material substance,
these richly colored tableaus go on to reflect the artist’s magnetism towards the
sublime, an exotic territory, that defies scientific analytical definition with an urge to
see, and indeed feel, beyond the process of study or thought.
To feel within nature the existential impact of that which is greater than
us is an intrinsic motivation. To plunge the inky black depths of the
deepest ocean, stand solitary and small on a cliff edge enveloped by
the expansive horizon ahead, to gaze at the infinite, mutable weight of
the sky overhead, to feel the incandescent heat of sun on sand - are just
some of the experiences that are perhaps involuntarily encapsulated by
the artist and in turn vicariously experienced by us, the viewer.
Structured with thick layers of pigment, applied in showers of paint that
are then left to dry, a history of time, thought, action and matter
becomes buried, only to re-emerge, in part, through various technical
phases - scratching, abrasion and removal to reveal the past, in order to
move the work forward. The works are an embodiment of the cyclical
alliance between man and material. The richness of pigment is also
notable in these paintings - crusted with strong imbued color, often
monochromatic, from flat, deep, rich, base tones to luminous,
shimmering veils. We feel the ground and air, body and spirit.
Marcello Lo Giudice’s paintings express that which nature has contained
for herself and that which resides within us all and beyond us all. Telluric
experience and material amplified, communicating, the universal
connection and the wider energy of all creation.
ABOUT OPERA GALLERY GROUP
Founded by Gilles Dyan in 1994, Opera Gallery is one of the leading
international dealers and representatives of Modern and Contemporary
Art. Opera Gallery is established worldwide with galleries in prime
locations in New York, Miami, Aspen, London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva,
Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beirut and Dubai.
Since its inception, Opera Gallery has strived to offer museums,
foundations and private international art collectors unique access to a
diversity of Modern and Contemporary artists through an exciting
programme of curated exhibitions and high profile art fairs. Notable
exhibitions include Pablo Picasso in Monaco, Marc Chagall in London,
Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol in Geneva, Jean Dubuffet &
Alexander Calder in Geneva and two major Manolo Valdés exhibitions in
Paris, Singapore and Dubai.
Opera Gallery is an important supporter of the primary art sector
representing key contemporary artists including André Brasilier, Lita
Cabellut, Andy Denzler, Joe Black, David Kim Whittaker and Mike
Dargas alongside Manolo Valdés. Alongside this activity, we hold and
exhibit an eclectic inventory of important works by a huge range of
‘Modern Masters’ which includes Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Bernard
Buffet, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Andy Warhol
and Keith Haring among many other key art figures.
In addition to the extensive and varied curated programme of
exhibitions within our gallery network, Opera Gallery secures and
protects the heritage of established Modern and Contemporary artists
through collaborations with museums, art centres and foundations
around the world.
In parallel Opera Gallery is a leader in supporting the arts through
partnerships with brands such as Fabergé, Matthew Williamson,
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and supporting philanthropic works via collaborations with charities
including Unicef, Mission Enfance, MTV, RE:Define and Great Ormond
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