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Ruggero Vanni
Occasus (Sunset) - Abstract Gestural Oil Painting with Red and Orange

2019

$7,400

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Ruggero Vanni's Occasus (Sunset or West in Latin) is a 52 x 78.5 inch abstract gestural oil painting. It is an abstract landscape of colors and light, a whirlwind of intense shades of reds. The vibrant and intense display of red and orange brush strokes shape an emotional composition. The work reverberates a glowing inner light. There are clear references to the masters of the Hudson River School, also known as Luminism, as well as the Romantic paintings of English artist William Turner. Vanni states, "My works allude to natural phenomena, in a raw state, devoid of the limiting constrictions of literal representation. Nature is there, as a landscape, a view looking up in the air, or plunging down underwater. Imagery kept on the edge of recognition, so the final association is created in the mind. Contrasts of matter, color, light, are created to provoke emotional responses. In the large paintings the atmospheric composition is built by raised brushstrokes shattered and reassembled to reveal an underlying struggle. In the smaller works paper is cast tumultuously as a counterpoint to its inherent frailness. References to the history of painting are multiple and mixed: Venetian impasto and glazing, Luminist light, Abstract Expressionist texture, Baroque perspective. It is important to avoid mannerism, metabolize the suggestions and integrate them with empirical visual stimuli. Dissecting responses to everyday experiences into light, color, matter. There is no intent to escape reality, but to create a visual experience that communicates directly with our psyche; open to be reinterpreted continuously through our own evolution and the changing times." Ruggero Vanni was born in Paris. He studied painting from 1973 to 1978 at the Istituto d’Arte in Rome, Italy, under the guidance of Italian artist Michelangelo Conte, with an emphasis on fresco and artwork conceived as a part of the architectural context. In 1979 he moved to New York to study art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982. While at Cooper Union, the courses of Erwin Rubin, a former student of Josef Albers, was essential in defining Vanni’s interest for colors as the founding elements of his work. Vanni lives and works in New York City, where he has his studio. He also spends a period of the year working in Italy and Greece. His work has been exhibited in Italy and the United States. Related Keywords: Oil Painting, Abstract Painting, Red, Yellow, Orange, Gestural Abstraction

Details

  • Creator
    Ruggero Vanni (Italian)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Width: 78.5 in. (199.39 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RV19011stDibs: LU24925114951

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