Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting is happy to launch an OVR on Artsy dedicated to Italian master of Analytical Painting Paolo Masi explaining his research on materials. The OVR under the title of “Carboard and Plexiglas as perfect mediums” will be running from June 8th to June 21st, 2022.
from June 8th to June 21st, 2022 at 12.00 PM.
“Cardboard has been one of the most stimulating materials for me, […] it can be used in a thousand ways and with different procedures, but its structure, which I like to be part of the work, always remains intact”. (Paolo Masi).
Waste materials from urban life, objets trouvée, cardboards are for Masi objects full of life; he is interested in revealing their inside nature and outside materiality: painting is seen as an intellectual act, if accompanied by the instruments allowing him to scratch, to skin the surface, is aimed at revealing the living matter of cardboard. The cardboard between painting and sculpture is in other words, that is in what seems to be Masi’s favorite environment. To sum up, the Plexiglas shell is an integral feature of the work and its visual neutrality is betrayed by light. Hit by rays, it reflects the light on the wall, expanding naturally the space of the work.
Cardboard and Plexiglas are the perfect mediums in Masi’s work, one creating the perfect surface materials interacting with the painting, the other keeping the light passing through the surface of the painting and illuminating it. The result is an amazingly brilliant painting object, which can be combined with another in order to develop a painting composition in the space.