”Art, to me, is nothing but a testimony of a flow where order and disorder are interchangeable and where the darkness of inspiration and desire fulfill unknown purposes within the appearance of space and time”
Lucio Pozzi, b. 1935 in Milano, Italy, is a New York artist known for avoiding predictable identity in his art. He seeks absolute sensibility especially in painting. He then extends painterly thought in many other techniques and materials and media, touching upon a wide range to themes.
A legendary teacher, he has exhibited worldwide.
Painting in public every day from 12 noon to 6PM – October 5, 6, 7, 2023, noon to 6PM.
The painting remains on view at the gallery.
Lucio Pozzi will paint in public a painting of the Crowd Group.
By using a few small brushes and only black acrylic paint on canvases installed floor to ceiling next to one another, each of cm. 216 x 280, the artist improvises a bustle of forms covering the field from edge to edge.
The paintings of this recurring series are generated by stream of consciousness, analogous to solo improv piano concerts and the imagery is similar to the patterns of crowded figures in innumerable cultures of the world.
Painting in public within a short period of time produces interaction with the visitors who come and go as they wish in the chamber where the action takes place. The viewers follow the sequences and leaps of the artist’s mind. After the action stops the viewers may re-invent the imagery in their own terms.
Visitors are allowed to come very near the artist, but no one may speak to him while he paints.
In the corridor leading to the larger spaces of the gallery, various works on paper act as fragments of the bigger work.