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Gianfranco Gentile

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Orbis
Orbis, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 161 X 187 © Gentile ©
Insetto_meccanico
Insetto Meccanico, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 72 X 90 © Gentile ©
Joker
Joker, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 73 X 67,5
Officine_galileo
Officine Galileo, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 105 X 187 © Gentile ©
Still_life
Still Life, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 165 X 166 © Gentile ©
Stazione_frigorifera_vr_zai
Stazione Frigorifera VR ZAI, 2009 Pastels On Hardboard Cm 97,5 X 122,5 © Gentile ©
Crash
Crash, 2005 Pastels On Cardboard Box Cm 110 X 182 © Gentile ©
Stazione_frigorifera_zai_vr
Stazione Frigorifera ZAI VR, 2006 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 117 X 240 © Gentile
Elettrico_rosso
Elettrico Rosso, 2007 Pastels On Cardboard Box Cm 150 X 150 X 18
Elettrico_rosso
Elettrico Rosso, 2007 Pastels On Cardboard Box Cm 150 X 150 X 18 © Gentile
Ex_m
Ex M.O.F., 2004 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 118 X 180 © Gentile
Ex_cartiere_verona
Ex Cartiere Verona, 2006 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 110 X 160 © Gentile
Rosengart
Rosengart, 2006 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 125 X 275 © Gentile
Red___blue
Red & Blue, 2007 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 140 X 120 © Gentile
Meccano_box
Meccano Box, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 94 X 143 © Gentile
Onda_su_onda
Onda su onda, 2008 Pastels On Cardboard Cm 57,5 X 61 © Gentile
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Born in Verona, Italy, Gentile grew up in the cultural atmosphere of the '70s in Florence, where he graduated in Architecture. He was also a musician and experimental performer. In the mid '80s he wrote songs and sang with his rock band in Verona, and worked as a scene, graphic and furniture designer. In 1997 his first exhibits of work executed with pastels with a look of unusual angles in its daily movement in space. His most recent works, Industrial Archaeologies, divert the attention onto cultural products for survival: they are geological finds of a recent civilisation, the industrial one. These works, rigorously pastel painted with extreme precision, are totems, neglected mechanical parts abandoned to indifference. These objects, captured in their monumental plasticity are tragically present; they seem solid and impregnable mechanisms like ancient war machines. The support material is presented as fragile, recycled cardboard, as meagre as the oppressive isolation of the objects. And yet in this ambivalent scene of force and fragility is the harmonious result of the mix where the support is not only the place of evocation but becomes expressive material that transforms itself into light and colour.
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