Gianni Politi

This new work is for me a further evolution of my painting practice. Starting from the use of discarded materials in my studio I decided to expand my vision of painting by bringing the viewer to wonder what a painting is. I chose the aesthetic form of the shirt as for me it represents a typically Roman historical memory, that of custom tailoring. The tailor I turned to for the creation of these works is in fact a historical craftsman of the city. At the same time, for me the tailor-made shirt represents a certain form of decadence and decay of a time that is ending. These works thus become a parody of the theoretical attempt to historicize an “end of painting”.

  • ART GALLERY Lorcan O’neill Gallery (Rome)
  • YEAR 2017