The 1900s Revisited through the Works of Elio Pastore

The 1900s Revisited through the Works of Elio Pastore
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Wildly gracious lady friends, mothers and sisters. Women immortalised in oil paint, pencil drawings and charcoal drawings, united by a capacity to evoke the splendour of the Liberty style and share with the spectator. Within that dialogue of perceptions that Elio Pastore manages to create with the spectator, lies the essence of his work. In the exhibition spaces of Italia Liberty, this contemporary artist, who began his journey with digital art, only to come back, in recent years, to more classic techniques, explains his language at the international event of Art Nouveau Week. The artist draws the public into an optical illusion, a game of perspective, of time, often creating dreamlike worlds, allowing the eye to wander and, therefore, the mind as well, though even forcing, at times, the spectator towards the vortex of despair, drawing them towards the gaze of a woman from the early 1900s who seems to want to reveal a secret in their ear. Alice, Evelyn, La Ritrosa whisper in the public’s ears spiritual states and brief moments, a mix of assorted elegant faces, gazes at once nostalgic and then full of expectation, all united by their fleeting beauty. The neo-figurative language emerges from laser-engravings on aluminium, then making way for digital paintings on water-colour paper.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano