New York, New York (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- Agora Gallery is proud to present Sergio Gotti in Sensorial Realities.
About Sergio Gotti:
Although he was born in Italy, Sergio Gotti paints at times with an Asian flair. His color combinations of deep red and rich gold, for example, take the viewer on a journey to the beauty of the Far East. Furthermore, his landscapes and abstract designs share the quality of balance found in feng shui. Still, other works have the more romantic feel of Italian art. His works are rife with graceful movement and the idealization of the human form that hearkens back to the days of the Renaissance.
Influenced by his studies of anthropology and paleontology, Gotti seamlessly blends cultures. When painting an animal from the Westâs horoscope, he does so in an Eastern style that recalls the Chinese zodiac, as if to show the similarities between the cultures. Likewise when he paints a portrait of a North African nomad, the flowing ripples in the Tuaregâs clothes call to mind the naturalism found in the cloths carved by Michelangelo in his Pieta. In his quest to connect man to earth, Gotti ties cultures together.
Sergio Gottiâs work may be seen on http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistinvite/sergio_gotti.aspx
About Sensorial Realities Open composition uniting Impressionistic brush strokes and elements of candid Naturalism converge in an exhibition of contemporary visual art that slips into the senses and gives birth to a welling-up of emotion. These daring and deeply committed artists masterfully exploit unusual visual angles, provocative portraiture and light in its changing qualities to reveal beauty, be it in mundane objects or beloved landscapes. The presence of the sheer force of nature, in wildlife skillfully superimposed on a palette of abstract color or pastoral scenes infused with the momentary and transient effects of sunlight are the expression of expertise in the manipulation of pigment and texture, but above all of fine-tuned cultural sensitivity and awareness.
Featured Artists: Lizzy Forrester, Ajna GÃ¡briel, Sergio Gotti, Pamela Moore, Natasha Rosenbaum, Alison Street, Tiina van de Korput, Nikki Wheeler
Exhibition Dates: March 21, 2009 through April 10, 2009 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm