Marcello Lo Giudice Eden Universe, Eden Ocean

  • Lo Giudice Eden Blu, 2018 140x140cm

    Lo Giudice Eden Blu, 2018 140x140cm

EXHIBITION DATES: May 10 - June 9 2018

WHERE:

Opera Gallery New York

791 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

T. +1 646-707-3299 | nyc@operagallery.com

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,

JEANRICHARD, Ferrari, Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Rocco Forte

and supporting philanthropic works via collaborations with charities

including Unicef, Mission Enfance, MTV, RE:Define and Great Ormond

Street Hospital.

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