Executive Poetics of the Painting Ancient Prisoners
Roberto Piaia makes few works because each of them needs a patient processing. The idea is clear but the final representation of it needs long phases, layers slowly put one over the other, and absolute meditation.
The shapes emerge with a perfect definition, the contours are neat and clear and show separate and scarcely communicating realities. Painting Ancient Prisoners
There is a solemn dignity when showing things, a deep respect for the reality he depicts and the awareness of having generated known shapes but with new souls. The world described by Roberto Piaia is the one surrounding us; it is the things that accompany our everyday actions. The artist takes inspiration from everyday life and has a special relation to every shape he meets: animated shapes seen in a face, in a look, in a hug, in a woman’s body. Painting Ancient Prisoners
Closed profiles detected in recognisable and useful objects. Everything is fascinated by colours and light; nothing can avoid the artist’s determination to depict the magic of the moment, the uniqueness of a scene, the expression of a face because nothing is there for ever, if it is not preserved by the charm of memory or the power of an image that provides a body to time and space. Painting Ancient Prisoners.