Aggiunto il 8 ott 2003
In abstract expressionism current, Damiano Gulluni has been classified, from time to time, in conceptual, spiritual, optical art, without any reference, neither to the subject developed at sight, nor to his technique adopted instantly.
As a minimalist and an extremist, an informal and a concrete, an analytical and a descriptive, a polyhedral artist in a natural way, he overlooks every label and every - ism, to go counter current and translate his visual perception in a pure, simple art, without frills neither complications. Being at the perennial search of Phoenix Arab, the shaft moon, the inexistent island, his ambition is to express Absolute, sublimity and eternity in a soft geometry, that bevels the edges of reality and softens the various anglings of truth. His rebellious soul expands itself in molecules of color, blades of light, pigments of dream, displaced in various, dimensional plans and inserted in different, concentric forms.
His meeting with Chevreul’s coloristic theories, exemplified in Seurat, accented in Matisse and sublimed in Mondrian, has brought him to a continuous, stylistic evolution and to a perennial, content stylisation. Damiano Gulluni has gone more and more away, in order to rip, reduce and simplify form, inflaming shades and accenting movement, till the bewildering of observers, to reject and attract them, to terrify and allure them, to move and subjugate them at last. Mindful of his degree in Architecture, he currently emits into optical tesseras of Byzantine mosaics, Arabian, formal elements and structural functions, in a sinuous line, scheming, without solution of continuity.
Signs intersect, weave, penetrate themselves in a mystical place, an ideal environment and a Bergsonian time, that leave subject and object out of consideration. Rhythmic space, mobile scanning, overlapped plans soften in the harmonic flow of internal categories, that remember the object of visual feeling and overcome it in the depth of spiritual accession. After the collapse of American twin towers, magnificent skyscrapers rise up in New York, in a surreal climate; but, on the top of their pinnacles, they have no panels, radars, aerials; on the contrary they have the half Islamic moon and the full sun of the future, in an ideal embrace between east and west.
The choice of colour, sketch and habitat never corresponds to effective reality, but always to mutable states of mind, in a melancholy, sad, dismal background, however revived by a constant optimism, inherent in the changing nuances.
Jazz, rhythm an' blues and soul music alternate themselves to free songs, soft melodies, sweet symphonies, to express themselves entirely in the dance of hours and in the boundless time of interior character. Having the gift of infinity, Damiano Gulluni is an accursed painter, at Modigliani’s way, with the race artist’s torment and the ingeniousness great teachers’ talent.
The breath of the wind, the ray of the sun, the blue of the water insinuate themselves into the connective fabrics of his optical effects, to fill themselves with lifeblood, sussultatory movement and visual poetry.