En plein air

from 2014 solo show essay, by Floriana Spanó

“It’s another way to paint: out of the comfort of a warm studio you are in front of the fragility of yourself, exposed to the elements: you are in the game.
Then you realize that what is in front of you is so immense and elusive: you have to be simple and concise; be fast and quick. The colors you use can’t replicate exactly what you observe; you can only give the illusion, and you must use them in order to find strategies and means of expression, trying to get closer to nature, to capture its essence.”

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