2024.Reinhard Pfingst. Metamorfosi Marmoree

La Nuvola Gallery in Via Margutta is pleased to host exclusively, on Friday, June 14, 2024at 6 p.m., the first solo exhibition of Reinhard Pfingst (Brühl, 1961), entitled Metamorfosi Marmoree, curated by Alice Falsaperla and with critical texts by Anna Imponente and Eva Bellini. The German author elaborates, within the contemporary artistic context, a new concept of formal complexity and ideal contemplation, through a noble material such asmarble. Pfingst’s sculptures take on semblances of their own lyricism and musical belonging. The artist attempts to restore multiple “forms of harmony” to the public, through sinuous and utopian creations, inducing them to wonder and meditation, as in a “Japanese garden” that narrates the author’s ancient origins. “From Roman travertine, to the white or arabesque marble of Carrara, Pfingst’s sculptural production provides an innovative crasis between historicity, conferred by the antiquity of the support used, and contemporaneity, entrusted to the power of abstraction.”

“These are pure conformations, fleshy or filiform, far from any subjectivity ofiguration, except for evocations suggested by the title,” Alice Falsaperla elaborates in the dedicated critical text. The event, sponsored by the Municipality of Roma Capitale and by Energies for Visual Art (EVA), incollaboration with the studio M’Arte Scultura, possesses multiple reliefs: from the urban point of view, the rediscovery of a new artistic and design reality within the City is accomplished. If today the rhythm of modernity is based on speed, the author’s production proposes a condition of aesthetic and mental quietness. The author also uses marble to recreate dedicated places, suitable for immersive action on the part of the user, through an experience of grace and refinement, in the stability with which it manifests itself. It is an attempt to stage a “poetic point,” a concept devised by Pfingst himself, aimed at creating ideal spaces in which to reflect, “to imitate a shadow beyond the dust, / a flower perpetuating its silence.” (Andrea Orlandi)

Added to this is a multidisciplinary ensemble, suggested by the collaboration of the historic space of Via Margutta with the Italian brand Fili Pari, the innovative “Fashion-Tech” startup that creates sustainable textile solutions from marble dust, the same that the artist uses, placing itself here in a dialogue between three-dimensions and chiaroscuro, in a new use of matter and light, worn by models for the occasion. The lighting design of the exhibition is entrusted to the studio Luci Ombre, a team of architects, designers, planners and technicians who make lighting their source of inspiration.From a cultural point of view, the exhibition offers the opportunity to admire, for the first time inan art gallery, the production of the German artist, recently awarded by the Food andAgriculture Organization of the Unite Nations (FAO). Underlying the exhibition, there is a survey aimed at presenting the sculptor’s production, from the design on paper to the artwork completed in marble.