alfonso artiaco
alfonso artiaco
founded in 1986

david tremlett, WORKS ON PAPER AND NEW PASTEL / GRAPHITE DRAWING TO THE WALL
13.05.2011 - 21.06.2011

Alfonso Artiaco gallery is pleased to announce the opening of David Tremlett's solo exhibition, on Friday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m. The artist will be present.

The spaces of Piazza dei Martiri hosts again the intervention of David Tremlett (born in Cornwall in 1945). After the previous exhibitions held in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006, this time we narrate the experience the British artist lived in Japan at the end of 2010. Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are the ground for the latest works on paper displayed in the exhibition and from which Tremlett has then developed the new Wall Drawing that occupies the back wall of the gallery.

David Tremlett, since the 70's, has based his research on the non-existence of the border between the memory of the past and the present. In every work he showers his own experience mainly characterized by his voyages around the world. The different cultures he met from time to time, and the sensations felt during his "roam" shower again in his works in the form of signs, colours and shapes. Trapezoids, rectangles, circles and triangles, often irregular and with sharp or softened contours, that the British artist creates by his hands soaked with coloured pigment, build and construct on the wall surfaces defining the space in an architectural way.

The study of colour becomes more and more predominant in Tremlett's work. In recent years, the use of graphite and grease with the pastels helps to impress a more deep-rooted mark on the surface, mainly due to the light that at certain moments reflects on them. In fact, for David Tremlett, art is part of life: the work lives in the moment of its conception and creation, and, just like life, changes and modifies.

On the opening of David Tremlett's exhibition, Grotta del Sole will present the project Reserve d'Art. The winery has always had a deep feeling for art and continues efforts with this new initiative: riserva wines to be packed with labels reproducing works of international artists. Creativity and wit of famous artists testimonial of the quality of the Campania's wines.
Broadlawns is David Tremlett's wit creation.
"Broadlawns is the name of my studio and home, it is where the ideas are realized, where I live my life, it is where everything starts and comes back to. It's where a good wine is often drunk.
The label is a simple description of the process of a wine. The first drawing on the left - the planting and growing of the grape. The centre drawing - the harvesting and making of the wine. The drawing on the right - the drinking of the wine!!"(David Tremlett)

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