Giuliano Pastori: SynchroniCity
Opening: June 08, h 19.00
Dates: June 8 – 24, 2007
Location: ARCH GALLERIA DELLE COSE – via Giovanni Lanza 91A, 00184 – Roma
Curator: Leonardo Tizi
From June 8 to 24 2007 ARCH Galleria delle Cose shows Giuliano Pastori works. He leaves in Rome, and through photography and painting he carries out a deep search focused on the city. He tries to perceive the urban spaces and the daily life, emphasizing the artificial and authentically human metropolitan experience. Going to exhibit acrylics on canvas and enamels on plastic stuck on canvas.
When two events occur together they are synchronous, but quite enigmatic for the ones who witness them. Carl Jung first worked out the feelings related to synchronous events. There is a synchronous link between the mind and the world of perception. In Pastori’s works, painted like long exposure photographs, painting and photography become two languages explored at the same time, and they define the meanings of urban experience. Pastori does not “freeze” the single moment, but he expresses the real flow of time. The time dimension becomes the essential condition to enter the secret codes of reality, revealing its apparently invisible routes.
SynchroniCity is a report of the daily flow of lights and darkness in a fascinating reality even too much human…urban. Pastori writes: habitual places are crossed through artificial cars, where your perceptions intersect with a reality caught in its continuous flow. The external world is seen as a stratified, historical and changeable one. It reveals itself in its multiplicity, and it clashes with subjective impressions, which are fed by simple and necessary migrations. The interpretation of reality makes of it a concrete personal fragment, tangible limit between the subjective eye and the apparent impartiality of the photography. The impact shows itself in the infinite ways of the image which reveals everything. The night impressions of the city are seen and caught with a simple glance. The depth is reached not only through contrived perspectives, but also through lights: striped, dazzling and vibrating.
Giuliano Pastori was born in 1975 in Rome. After obtaining experimental-artistic school leaving certificate, in 2002 he graduated in Arts (historical-artistic course) at La Sapienza University in Rome. Between 2003 and 2005 he studied and worked in Milano, where he attended a Master in Movie Design at the Politecnico. He also worked as advertising photographer and still photographer (Theatre and Movie) and went on with his artistic project on painting and photography. He explores these two “languages” together: the canvas become as black as negative films to expose, while photography turns to a conceptual and aesthetic approach, sooner than technical. In 2004, within the “Workshop Project” in Rome, he exhibited “Quotidiane Impressioni-Daily Impressions”: a series of pictures and a short-film representing a possible self-portrait, the space where the image rebuilds the memory in all its different linguistic expressions.
In 2005, while he was working on digitally dematerialized images, his painting experiments with a new support: plastic. Thanks to the “old” painting technique, the image is now anchored to an artificial support, which shows its concreteness and its fragility comparable to a negative film. The theme of urban spaces perception is dealt with by using synthetic materials (plastics painted by enamels), underlining the artificial and “authentically human” elements of the metropolitan experience. He has been exhibiting since 1996 within several joint and personal exhibitions in Italy. 2007 – NEW LANDSCAPES 2007, second Place Award Winner, on line international competition organized by ArtromGallery of Rome. Il sentimento della città curated by Alessandra Redaelli group exhibition at Previtali gallery in Milano. L’altro/Io, curated by Antonietta Campilongo and Ida Mitrano group exhibition at Domeus Sessoriana gallery in Rome. Berlino’06 curated by Susanna Horvatovicova solo exhibition at Capsvula Gallery of Rome. Next exposition autumn 2007 on the premises of Casa della Memoria e della Storia in Rome. 2006 – La città, lo sguardo curated by Ida Mitrano group exhibition organized as part of the Film Festival for the Roman Suburbs “Visioni FuoriRaccordo” at MitreoIside. Proposte#1 curated by A. Allegretti and Riccardo Tartaglia (Galleria Tartaglia –Roma) group exhibition organized as part of the project “Drink in Art 06/07 Foyer Valli e Visconti” at Eliseo Theatre of Roma. Itinerari 2006, group exhibition at Studio Pratt of American Academy of Architecture in Roma. Visioni group exhibition in the Almadiani deconsecrated church in Viterbo. Event curated by Arte&Co. of Roma. Eugenìa, curated by Costanza Meli, collective exhibition Biotos Gallery, Palermo. With catalogue. Quotidiane Impressioni, solo exhibition of photo-video-painting, organized as part of the project “Work Up” curated by Silvano Manganaro, Barbara D’Ambrosio, Carlotta Sylos Calò.