edited by Martina Campese
14.12.18 – 20.01.19
Opening December, Friday 14th 6 pm
Arte Spazio Tempo, Campo del Ghetto Venice
A selection of paintings by the Venetian artist Paolo Bertuzzo will be exhibited inside the Arte Spazio Tempo exhibition space. The exhibition choice falls on the artistic production carried out in the ’90s-’91, a pictorial line in which the connection between the external and internal world of the artist is evident. The images come from a surreal and personal repertoire of “fragments” that the artist rearranges by transforming them, but “they have the upper hand and take their real back, external world, reliving in the work of art that is accomplished with a narrative vocation. and in a personal situation of unease, of surreal presages to find himself. ”
His personal interpretation and consequent translation of the external world leads us into a different, particular and almost dreamlike reality; soft in the use of color and wisely calibrated in the search for beauty.
Paolo Bertuzzo can be defined as a versatile artist, a lover of photography, illustration and graphic designer, he has experimented his knowledge and skills by bending them to a highly introspective and subjective story.
“However, it is in fact that Bertuzzo is also a graphic designer and from this he can derive the taste for the beautiful page, but there is something else from which this photographic signature can come from and it is his belonging to Venice: the most photographed city in the world.” G. Di Pietrantonio
Paolo Bertuzzo, born in Venice in 1951, studied at the State Institute of Graphic Art and Illustration, then he went on with painting at the Academy in the classroom of Maestro Emilio Vedova in 1976. From here a graphic collaboration was born for the design of catalogs of exhibitions of Vedova widow. He participates in various exhibitions, we mention scholarship and prize purchase at Bevilacqua la Masa and participation in art groups in the ’80s as “Creative Group”, organizing a series of collective “Cib’Arte” and “Incontr’Arte”. He continued his career on the graphic front, working in the “Graphic Office” of the City of Venice from 1978. He documented with his camera Kodak Instamatic many subjects, then with the first Canon SLR we recall the “Living 1975” series that documents in a suggestive way the Living Theater of those years in Venice, while with “Overlapping 1985” the photographic experimentation of the laboratory is visible.
The artist boasts many exhibitions and biennials such as the Biennale di San Paolo (Brazil), the Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, etc. Among the personalities we remember: “Frammenti 1990” Gallery Multiart of Milan and Galleria Performance of Fabriano, “Trees Plants and Beasts” at Galleria Bruno Lucchi – Levico Terme and Galleria the Ventaglio Palazzo Lovaria Udine, and in 2010 “365 ° Around image “at the Mondadori Exhibition Space in Venice.