Run of 30 copies and 5 trial proofs in approx. 22 colors in screen printing techniques, involving both material and selected printed parts in four colors, with active intervention by the author Roberto Piaia. Dimensions 39×26 e 26×39 cm. Information: certificate of authenticity and guarantee signed and stamped by the attached artist.
The Deadly Sins
In these highly suggestive pictorial works, Roberto Piaia joins his favorite theme, the female figure, with that of the Seven Deadly Sins.
About, they are a preview of a larger project which is dedicated to Dante’s Inferno.
All this might seem an ironic “use” of the female figure, but surely it is not! Her favorite pictorial subject is still the woman, who represents beauty for him, not only exterior, strength and sweetness. Eg, here, at the centre of the seven representations we see an untouchable femininity, framed in a surreal world. Where symbolism imposes itself in a way not instantly visible but requiring further attentive scrutiny.
In no way do we find Dante’s misty scenes, but rather a vision of our existence. A form of precise warning with subtle irony, showing not only the concrete representation of each sin but also its retaliation.
Serigraphs in Assurfivo:
Serigraphs: Greed, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Accidie, Pride and Anger are discussed in diverse scenes.
Let’s start with Gluttony: a fully laid where one cannot eat.
Then Envy: a pile of books which symbolize the envy of knowlledge.
Pride follows: a narrow cave where a sterile discussion takes place.
After that Lust: a round bed-table for an impossible lovers ancounter
Then Accidie: a bottle which appears to be a psychological prison.
Later Greed, a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites like an array of arms.
Finally Anger: radiant and stormy like a scream.
Anyway, on each of these backgrounds we find the beautiful blond woman, often in conversation with a dark haired woman.
Of course, the abstract quadricromatic band is ever present, representing the seal of the artist personal style. Roberto Piaia defines his research using the term ‘Assurfivo’, meaning the fusion of three pictorial genre: abstract, surreal and figurative. Each of these works offers a perfect visual example of the artist’s definition.
The Violin and Ecstasy
|Two serigraphs in 22 colors with material parts. In the same way, selective prints in four colors and line art. Even with active intervention by the artist.|
The Violin: 76×57 cm. and Ecstasy: 65×43 cm.
Certificate of authenticity and guarantee signed and stamped by the attached artist.