Loredana Longo at SRISA
Raffaele Di Vaia
FLAT
ONGOING EXHIBITION: RAFFAELE DI VAIA FLAT Until November 17th, 2016
The drawings of Raffaele Di Vaia affirm with a wry smile the limitations of people and their inability to understand the whole. Even the artist's attitude towards the works exhibited in FLAT is to test and probe the physical and the mental by pursuing a line of enquiry where impossible seriality and endless cataloging aim to prove that nothing is more inscrutable than that which is always with us.
Di Vaia’s works might best be described as wound around themselves. They cling to a self-referentiality that almost cancels out the scientific nature of the artist’s working method – a situation, which constantly puts the viewer in a kind of crisis with images that, thanks also in large part to his literary references, always reveal a dual nature. The new works differ from previous works by focusing more on the real (as there is a focus on both sky and earth). Though he definitely maintains the strengths that have always characterized his works in the medium of drawing by depicting representational subjects.


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