Alessandro Papetti, “Paesagginterni” at MARCA, Catanzaro

From April 8th to June 10th 2017, the MARCA – Museum of the Arts of Catanzaro, directed by Rocco Guglielmo, hosts the exhibition Paesagginterni which documents the latest artistic developments of Alessandro Papetti (Milan, 1958), one of the most interesting voices of Italian figurative painting.

The exhibition, curated by Marco Bazzini, presents 50 works, mainly oils on canvas and mixed techniques on paper including, for the first time, the cycle of landscapes. As the title also testifies, it represents a further link in that endless research where the words landscape and interior are linked to form a neologism which unites what are considered to be two very distinct pictorial genres. In fact, Papetti’s last canvases open towards horizons of a naturalistic flavor, even if their subjects are more mental-scapes than natural places and overall originate in the need to get out of the physical boundaries and the perimeter that characterizes painted environments. The Catanzaro exhibition also marks the debut of Papetti in the field of plastic art; for the first time, a bronze sculpture of a female nude will be exhibited in dialogue with a canvas depicting the same subject.