6 - 8pm, Thursday 26th May
Marco Pariani - Inflatables
"In Pariani’s paintings, the lines in oil and spray paint converge and superimpose to form images of striking vibrancy. Rendered in layers against the haptic ground, the raw shapes at times evoke figures and faces, as if suspended between the abstract and familiar. Here, Pariani is drawing on the found images of inflatable Christmas decorations, combining elements of sledges, trees or houses in his compositions.
Fusing drawing and painting, humour and intensity, enthusiasm and composure, the paintings in this new body of work highlight Pariani’s unconventional process and distinct visual language. This is the first solo presentation of the artist in London and his first one with Skarstedt."
St James's 8 Bennet St, SW1A 1RP