Executive Poetics of the Painting Maria’s Thoughts:
All the painting how Maria’s Thoughts, are created with basic pencil sketch drawing and oil on canvas.
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 Maria’s Thoughts
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. Painting Maria’s Thoughts
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.
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 Maria’s Thoughts
Lorena Gava | Art Critic