Jean-François Cazeau is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition dedicated to the Italian contemporary artist Falcone, from March 7 to 24 in his Sanremo gallery.
This exhibition is the result of several years of monitoring the progress of an artist born in Palermo who currently lives and works between Belgium and Sweden, Falcone.
His work attempts to establish a dialogue with the history of painting, exploring from within all aspects of this medium. Falcone analyzes painting by reusing works by old masters and recreating the same techniques in order to distort and adapt them to his own painting process. Falcone's paintings represent a mixture of ancient and modern techniques, where traditional recipes are sometimes mixed with new manipulations. By blurring the limits of painting, Falcone creates confused and mysterious atmospheres, alternating indistinctly between figuration and abstraction.
Influenced by the mastery of Caravaggio, Falcone contrasts the dark shades of chiaroscuro, recreating scenographic similarities with the works of the Italian master. Theatrically powerful, Falcone's works often represent paintings by old masters, some more famous than others, most of them coming from artists who are part of the "setta dei tenebrosi", slightly modernized, but who have kept the skill of the technique of the masters. The "setta dei tenebrosi" was the name of the movement born in Naples and describing the followers of Caravaggio.
Where Falcon really revolutionizes imaging is the use of various media to thicken the texture of the paint. Different varnishes can be applied to blur the subject and create a modern impression of classic subject. Tar is also used by the artist in a variety of his works. Caravaggio and many of his followers used tar to create a glossy black pigment that would reflect light like no other pigment before. Falcone pays homage to Caravaggio and the progress he has made in the painting technique.
Anchored in the tradition of 20th century art and regularly presenting artists inspired by Caravaggio, the gallery is extremely happy to host its first monographic exhibition dedicated to Falcone