GIOELE AMARO. Gioele Amaro. 12.03.2021 – 14.05.2021 

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Galerie Reinhard Hauff is pleased to present the first solo show by Italian artist Gioele Amaro (*1986 in Reggio Calabria, Italy). Living between Paris and Milan he defines himself as a digital painter. During the years he spent working as an architect for Jean Nouvel (*1945 in Fumel, France) Amaro delves into digital representation. He starts to combines traditional media and new technologies.

His artworks are "painted" digitally and printed on canvas. The finished work looks like traditional multi layered oil painting on canvas, finished with layers of varnish. Inspired by an installation of aluminum foil by James Rosenquist (*1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States), this series of paintings "reflects" the boundary between self-representation and context: the figure of the artist disappears in geometric shapes, replaced by the surrounding space.

Amaro suggestively manipulates the perception by the viewer through the unevenness, folds and creases that have arisen from the pasty thickness of the varnish. He thus creates a perfect illusion where immaterial, anamorphic, simplified forms appear to have virtual three-dimensional effects. The artist irritates and influences the viewer's sense of perception to provoke the question of whether the works of art by Gioele Amaro are actually classical paintings – or digital expressions (text: Gioele Amaro and Cornelia Schuster, translation to English: Elisabeth Hauff.)

We cordially invite you to the soft opening on Friday, March 12th, 2021 from 2 to 8 pm.
Please make an appointment at galerie@reinhardhauff.de, +49 – 711 – 60 97 70.
Or on short notice directly at the gallery.