V1 Gallery is pleased to present

SCREENSHOT
A solo exhibition by Marco Pariani

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY AUGUST 20. 2021. TIME: 16.00 - 21.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: AUGUST 21 – SEPTEMBER 18. 2021

Alligator Pool Boat
Grilled Chicken Hat
Blue Pumpkin
Inflatable Palm Tree
Caterpillar
Old School Dog
Parrot Pool Float
Captain Screenshot

Eight large paintings created in oil, acrylic, spray, and enamel on canvas, in two formats: 213x157 cm and 198x150 cm, in flux between abstraction and figuration. Titles offer keys to possible doors in the paintings. Gestures, marks, layers, maps, and colour associations encourage mental expeditions. Creation, destruction, beauty, banality, rhythm, and void converge on canvas. A vivid, intuitive language building on deep tradition but offering eclectic and radical possibilities for the future of painterly expression. Subject and object disintegrate, and the works appear as fragmented contemporary contemplations.

Marco Pariani, born 1986 in Busto Arsizio, Italy, lives and works in Brooklyn, USA. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Milan, Italy (2005-2010). Recent exhibitions include the double exhibition
Marco Pariani, at The Journal Gallery and Cheim & Read, New York, US, 2021. Italian Summer at Deli Grocery gallery, Brooklyn, US, 2020. Vegan Racism, Ribordy Thètaz, Geneva, Switzerland, 2020. I Care Because You Do, The Mass Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2021. Screenshot is Pariani’s first solo exhibition with V1 Gallery. A catalogue documenting the exhibition and process of Screenshot will be available during the exhibition period.

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