When creating a painting, it is so difficult to understand what is the exact moment when the imitation of nature must stop. A painting is not a verbal process. When it comes to a landscape, I love those paintings that make me want to get inside and take a stroll within them.
A travel need passion, the traveller must have an open soul, a listening heart and eyes wide opened. Landscape is many things, it is fascination and deceit. The story of a country is in symbols that remind it and make it unique. Nature is the flowing lymph, the emotion that moves colours and light memory.
Gerardo Marazzi’s evoking travel is all these things together; his works are stratified tales where the early image, the one that moves the observer, contains, between the visible and the invisible, a different meaning, its contrary, or a continuation, just a different explanation.
Bamboo, that for chinese people means long life and for indian friendship and brotherhood, becomes on his canvas a sort of recurring and “invasive”dichotomy, just like the plant in itself; if you look at that bamboo you will see the colours of nature but also the grey of the iron; the trunks, from another point of view, seem to be a metal barrier, similar to spears ready for a battle.
You need to observe without stopping at the first message, to investigate, letting us carried away, to look beyond.
The red sun accompanies a dance of dragonflies at sunset, it is a ball of fire over the stoned forest, the strenght of a rebirth, the light in the uncertainty; the strenght of the sea is in its big wave that is also a storm; a beating of wings shakes the canvas, maybe a butterfly; a flight of birds on the river while everything can happen; these are only some of the stories painted on a setting of a time suspended among memories and the collective imagination through wich the artist talk to his public; his past, since the beginning, interacts with it tank to the power of colours and the voice-over of the the brush strokes.
His works are a constant recall to memory, an homage to the traditions, to symbols and to deep of emotions.