“People” is an encounter of hidden faces, of fluid individuals, of inconsistencies, of crowds that exist in their dispersion and that come into contact with their fears. On January 22nd at RUFA Space the “Solo exhibition” by Celeste Esposito and Carlotta De Martino will be inaugurated at 6 pm.
It is perhaps a journey in several directions, wide and deep: it is first of all the juxtaposition of two views, of two artists, who have decided to communicate their visions in the creation of a double path that reveals points of encounter and at the same time crossings of the same theme.
“People” are those who clearly exist on the work, which is also a real dimension of social condition and spiritual existence, and precisely in their being bearers of truth, they dissolve or decide not to turn their eyes to us.
“People” is a disappointed expectation.
Celeste Esposito performs an artistic operation that places the viewer in a position of observing the boundaries, using mostly a pictorial medium with a specific brushstroke, controlled but soft and watery looking. The boundaries are social and personal.
The proposed analysis is that of a fluid society, in which individuals, without identity and often faceless, almost seem to liquefy, dissolved in the background and in the matter they compose themselves. Not only that: they multiply, without pointing to a precise quantity, in the continuously elusive desire to exist as unique and different, but they are then confused with each other.
The People of Celeste Esposito are fluid, and as such live in the eternally present moment of becoming, immobilized in their inconsistency by the fear of ceasing to exist.
Carlotta De Martino follows a personal and individual path of depth, inviting every single spectator to face himself. It is difficult to identify a rigid concept in her works. The gaze is turned to an indefinite time, without boundaries, where the person enters into a relationship with emptiness. His purely pictorial work shows us People from behind, whose faces we do not know, looking at something. What is it? A blank canvas, which shows itself to us as a portal with which we relate every day, Us and the other. It is a glance towards infinity, the insubstantial, towards a frozen lapse of time. In fact, his works seem to stop the spectator and freeze him in that instant until he feels the alerting of himself and of space: a losing to be lost. The mirror takes on an important role: it is a reflective surface of our person, a medium through which we take note of who we are, not as material beings, but as insubstantial beings.
The exhibition will be open until January 24, 2020.