To live near art is a beautiful thing; the farther away you move from it, fewer happy days you will have

Mario Arlati (Milan, Italy, 1947) captures the universality of light utilizing Leonardo da Vinci's theory of the four distinct lumi in painting and transforms opaque objects into new sources of light. Not spiritual lumi, but independent light subordinate only to giving illumination. Arlati accomplishes this creative event by spreading colour not with the intent of colouring,rather by an inventive act of luminosity and considerable definition that seems to give movement to the painting. His style of informal abstract is achieved not through analogies, but by light which slowly illuminates individual areas and interrupts the image, sections that develop into abstract forms bearing no resemblance to their previous appearance; forms that at the same moment of their creation summarize the existence of a continual dilemma.
Selected Works