Alberto Parres – Dentro di me – 29.10.2021

La Nuvola Gallery in Rome is pleased to present on Friday 29 October 2021, at 6 pm, the new solo exhibition by Alberto Parres, entitled Dentro di me, curated by Alberto Dambruoso. In the heart of via Margutta, at number 51/a, an unprecedented series by the artist, realised between 2020 and 2021 and completely dedicated to white, will be presented. Galleria La Nuvola continues its historical line by opening its doors to the latest production of Alberto Parres (Tangier, 1953), already relevant from an art-historical point of view in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when he had woven a continuous and direct relationship with the components of Italian Pop Art, in particular with Mario Schifano (Homs, 1934 – Rome, 1998) and Tano Festa (Rome, 1938 – Rome, 1988), and American Pop Art, with Robert Rauschenberg (Port Arthur, 1925 – Captiva, 2008).

After living in Paris and Seville, Alberto Parres attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where he graduated in 1980, and where he currently lives and works as an artist and teacher. Parres has held numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the world, as far as Morocco and Alaska. His paintings are held in renowned private and public collections, including the recent acquisition in 2020 by the Bank of Italy and the subsequent exhibition of his works in the Palazzo Koch headquarters in Rome. Known for the refined abstractionism of expressionist matrix that characterises his language, in which colour is the main pictorial instrument, La Nuvola inaugurates the latest series created by the artist, entirely dedicated to the “non-pigmentation of white”, in the words of Parres himself.

The exhibition consists of fifteen works, in which informality and uniformity are the essential characteristics. It takes the triple form of paper, canvas and sculpture, whose technique, like the gesture of the brushstroke, is mixed. The exhibition evokes a spiritual and ritualistic concept that leads the viewer to look beyond the covering of emblematic suspension, distilling the questions raised by fundamental human emotions; the invitation it offers is to extend not only the eye but also all the other senses towards interiority.

Organised by Fabio and Alice Falsaperla, the exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Mainz, with texts by critic and curator Alberto Dambruoso and art historian Alice Falsaperla.

Photography by Domenico Flora