until 20.04. | #2386ARTatBerlin | Galerie Born Berlin shows from 8th March 2019 the exhibition Simple Present by the artist Frederico Pietrella.
On encountering the work of Frederico Pietrella one is initially bewildered, and automatically asks, how are they made, the precisely detailed portraits, landscapes, urban spaces? The question of his choice of motifs is superfluous. What we are confronted with is everyday life. The view of the clouded sky through the window, the artist’s living room, Berlin’s Tiergarten in winter, and the portraits, frequently of his wife and daughter. Pietrella’s paintings have a strong photorealistic character, however he is quite distinct from all other artists of this current. He completely dispenses with brushes or spatulas in his work. Federico Pietrella paints with a rubber stamp, a date stamp. This assumes an extraordinary mastery of the pictorial space. Before applying the stamp every part of it must be considered, down to the smallest detail. During his daily work it is always set to the current date, and from the work titles one can see the first and the last day he worked on the respective picture. “Simple Present“ serves as a reference to his work with the date stamp.The progress of time is documented through the growth of the pictures.
Frederico Pietrella is born in 1973 in Rome. He lives and works in Berlin.
His work has been shown in many exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including: MACRO, Roma; MART, Rovereto; Villa Romana, Firenze; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; American Academy, Rome; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; Stadtgalerie, Kiel; Kunstlerhaus, Graz; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Assab One, Milano; Villa Manin, Passariano di Codroipo; Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Trento; National Gallery, Praha; Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Bologna; Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Roma; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Roma; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma; Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Londra; Fondazione Del Monte, Bologna; Ambasciata Italiana a Berlino.
Vernissage: Thursday, 7. March, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 8. March – 20. April 2019Zur Galerie Born Berlin
Image caption: Frederico Pietrella, Dal 14 al 20 Dicsembre 2016“, 2016, date stamps with oil on canvas, 80 x 50 cm
Exhibition Frederico Pietrella – Galerie Born Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin