The purpose of Giovanni Manfredini in this exhibition is to “seek the light in the depths of the darkness”.
The project, curated by Gabriel Friedman, sees two paintings and one sculpture of his latest work face masterpieces by Tintoretto in the unique church of Madonna dell’Orto.
From the beginning of his career, Manfredini has been realizing his paintings with the use of fire and the ancient technique of sfumato. Fire has an important space in his personal life. In his works, Manfredini uses details of skin, hairs and anatomic parts, all created with his body.
Giovanni Manfredini (b. 1963, Italy) has had solo exhibitions in Madrid, Naples, Milan, Rome, Berlin, Basel, Bern, London, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and in collective exhibitions at the 54th Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1 (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), at SMAK (Gent), Kaiserdome Frankfurt, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn (Germany), at the Fukuyama Museum of Art (Japan), the Modern Art Gallery of Bologna (Italy), the MART in Trento and Rovereto (Italy). His works are exhibited alongside those of Caravaggio in the Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome and during the 56th Venice Biennale he will present at Fondazione Cini (Isola di San Giorgio), “Stabat Mater Dolorosa” with the soundtrack of Ennio Morricone made for the artwork.
- Courtesy of the artist