1

OPERA PRIMA, Paolo Curti Annamaria Gambuzzi Gallery, Milan 2007

8 November – 6 December 2007
Mon–Fri 11.00-19.00
Saturday by appointment only.

Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co. is proud to present the solo show by the artist Daniele Innamorato, opening on Thursday 8 November at 18.00, at via Pontaccio 19, Milan.

In his very first solo show Daniele Innamorato (born in 1969 in Milan, where he lives and works) does not just present his works; he has also completely transformed the gallery, making it abandon its traditional role as a “mere container” to become a place in which viewers can have a physical relationship with the works on display.
The effect is extremely engaging, because the furnishings of the space convey the impression of being in a house, not a gallery. A coffee table with cigarette butts, thumbtacks, a diary, objects charged with life experience, observed as if the visitor were inside the artist’s studio.
Paint, allowed to flow more or less freely, is the true protagonist of the exhibition, surrounding us on all sides: on the walls, the paintings, the objects. The artist uses bright, phosphorescent colors that take on greater intensity because they are applied, or more precisely dripped, on a white background, seducing the viewer with the beauty of color.
Innamorato does not simply want to “decorate”: with this explosion of colors he wants to communicate his sense of happiness and love of life. The fact that paint is also applied to very common objects, like chairs and tables, indicates that art does not necessarily have to stimulate reflection, delving into theoretical or philosophical issues, but can also contribute to enhance our life, adding a bit of energy and optimism.
While the skulls are like an ancient memento mori, reminding us that we are mortal human beings, urging us to fully appreciate everyday pleasures.

Daniele Innamorato,8, acrylic on canvas, cm 200x230, 2007

Daniele Innamorato,8, acrylic on canvas, cm 200×230, 2007

DSCI0014

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis

DSCI0014a

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis

DSCI0113

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis

DSCI0117

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, Private Collection, ph Simone Barberis

DANIELE INNAMORATO1

Daniele Innamorato,1, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis

DANIELE INNAMORATO1_4

Daniele Innamorato,1, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis

DANIELE INNAMORATO1_2

Daniele Innamorato,3, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, private collection, ph Simone Barberis

DSCI0116

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, Private collection, ph Simone Barberis

DANIELE INNAMORATO1_1

Daniele Innamorato,7, “Opera Prima”, Curti Gambuzzi Gallery Milan, 2007, ph Simone Barberis