Art is expressed through symbols. I am not interested in the character itself, but in the symbolism it represents

Veneziano = Cattelan - loved by some and hated by others; to remain impassive is unthinkable. Veneziano (Mazzarino, Italy, 1971) expresses the first pivotal point of his poetic art: he deals with history like chronicles and chronicles like history. Or rather, he puts the surreal chronicle of reality on a stage. The Sicilian artist is truly obsessed with illustrated books of art history; without inventing anything, from nothing he is capable of finding inspiration in images familiar to us. Veneziano's art is unmistakable, his chromatic code flat and sugary. He has truly digested postmodern art and when it comes to the concept of dealing with art form the past he is averse to an easy justification of conceptual art; his universe is all about painting as an hypothesis of re-inventing the world. He retrieves the narrative dimensions of art (which vanishes in conceptual art) by playing with figures and proposing harmonies.
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