Thursday 3 March 2016 PAINTING 5.30 pm – admission free

His pictorial hunting ground is the beach; packed with bathers, people laying down in the sun, some strolling along and others going for a swim. With a camera he takes pictures, he then goes to his studio where he starts working on his canvas. With colour he directly transposes the people in their bathing suits, caught as they wander the shore; panoramic compositions, groups, individuals. It is similar to Edward Hopper’s realism. For years Riccardo Costantini has developed a painting technique which allows him to portray his most colourful ‘pop’ vision of sea-side tourism, with what appears, superficially, to effectively be a series. This is a photographic glimpse at reality, which he has also taken to more quiet areas in the mountains. Riccardo Costantini was born in Burano and is a graduate in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti art school in Venice. He has exhibited his work at the L’Occhio art gallery and the Melori&Rosenberg Art Gallery in Venice, and at the Galery L’Echaude in Paris. He lives and works between Burano and Venice.

Curated by Emanuele Horodniceanu
On display until 17 March

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