Mario Arlati: Muri e Stracci: la Materia diventa Arte, Venice
Mario Arlati draws inspiration from his surroundings: from colours, matter and light.
The artist draws inspiration from his surroundings, colours and materials, approaching the spirit of Arte Povera. His art is characterised by gestures and the reinterpretation of tools, using recycled objects to transform them into works of art.
The 'Muri' painting series focuses on emotional research through the use of colour and sensorial perception. The canvases depict textural monochromes that reproduce the rough and cracked appearance of walls lashed by the wind, creating a painting full of emotional possibilities, inviting the viewer to explore between the cracks and material layers.
In the 'Trapos' (Rags) series, Arlati manipulates matter through colour-stained fabric assemblages, creating layered works that represent impressions and experiences of life.
The 'Incomplete Flags' series is a tribute to the artist Jasper Johns and explores the dialogue between artist and viewer. The flags, recognisable symbols of power and culture, are deliberately left incomplete, prompting the viewer to complete the work with his or her own gaze and intuition, giving the process of interaction a fundamental role in the artistic experience.
Mario Arlati's art eludes rigid stylistic definitions. His paintings are lands, nature and landscapes that can be glimpsed through cracks and fissures, showing the colour and life that inhabits them.