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Francesco Gennari “Autoritratto nello studio” at Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris

“This morning, once again, I introduced myself to the world! As I was setting myself right away about to work, the sky was still dark and the stars were under my gaze, the light from my lamp was brushing against me… I didn’t take the pencil in my hand yet and I was already thinking about what to do shortly from now on… My house was a ultimate triangle, a small slice of world, a place in continuous variation, a place in continuous degeneration… It was September 25th 2014… I cannot remember of anything else…”

Francesco Gennari


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Tre colori per presentarmi al mondo, la mattina/ Three colours to introduce myself to the world, in the morning

Every day Francesco Gennari chooses three colours so to depict his mood when he wakes up in the morning. The works is composed by three Murano glass bars arranged in a position so to describe a triangle; the choice of the colours is unexplainable and the work bears strong psychological connotations.

La Degenerazione di Parsifal (Triangolo iperbolico avendo il polo Nord come vertice)/ The Degeneration of Parsifal (Hyperbolical triangle having the North Pole as vertex)

The shape of this sculpture made out of gres has been determined by the passage of the earth through the spout of a confectioner. It is, in the artist’s mind, one side of a hyperbolical triangle whose vertex is the North Pole. However, the work is not the gres sculpture but the whole hyperbolical triangle in its entirety. The work is a slice of Earth with the nature containing the susbstance that contains people’s life. This piece is part of the series of the Degenerations of Parsifal and is the picture of the world with its rules, everything that is inside the triangle becomes part of the work.

Autoritratto nello studio/ Self-portrait in the studio

In the studio as a situation, in the studio as cerebral gesture of in-depth analysis, in the studio as the antechamber of the creative act, in the studio as position of the body. It is Francesco Gennari’s lastest self-portrait, the title giving indeed a precise indication. The conical shape of the light from the lamp that illuminates Gennari’s designing space becomes the union point of all the elements of the self-portrait: the body of the artist carved in negative on the cone of light that has turn into pink marble, the shape of the pencil in negative as well, the designing space which is no longer the leaf of paper but the starry sky seen by the author not anymore from bottom to top, but from top to bottom.

“Autoritratto nello studio” is Francesco Gennari’s first solo exhibition at Galerie Antoine Levi.

Catalogue by Mousse Publishing

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at Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris

until 13 November 2014

AboveAutoritratto nello studio, 2014

La degenerazione di Parsifal, 2005

Tre colori per presentarmi al mondo, la mattina, 2014

La degenerazione di Parsifal, 2005

Autoritratto nello studio, 2014

Autoritratto nello studio, 2014

Tre colori per presentarmi al mondo, la mattina, 2014

Francesco Gennari “Autoritratto nello studio” installation views at Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris, 2014

Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris. Photo: Claire Dorn.

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