Fondazione Stelline exhibits the American artist for the first time in Italy. Reginald Sylvester II is establishing himself as one of the most promising artists of the latest generation. Characterized by a rich and varied pictorial language, Sylvester’s paintings exist in a place in between abstraction and figuration, where instinctive gestures are translated into immediate and spiritually charged communicative forms. The body of work prepared for the exhibition, curated by Michele Robecchi, captures a particularly important moment in the artist’s career. Primarily focused on portraiture, these new works touch on Biblical themes to address the critical times Western society is currently facing, as the title ‘The Rise and Fall of a People’ testifies.
- Reginald Sylvester II, Diana, 2016. Courtesy of the artist
- Reginald Sylvester II, Self Portrait, 2016. Courtesy of the artist