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6 October - 2 December, 2023


KROMYA ART GALLERY was founded in 2018 in Lugano by Tecla Riva, Giorgio Ferrarin and Adriano A. Sala as a result of a long-standing common passion and expertise. In 2020 KROMYA expanded its headquarters with a new outpost in Verona, Italy.

The KROMYA Art Gallery Verona presents Lo stesso cielo, ogni notte, the first solo exhibition by artist Luca Marignoni, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, from October 6th to December 2nd, 2023. The exhibition opened on Friday, October 6th at 6:00 PM, with the presence of the artist and the curator.

Luca Marignoni, born in Cles, Trento, in 1989, has focused his artistic expression on the theme of limits, understood as the horizon between the visible and the invisible, but also as an opportunity to imagine a realm where the mind can expand without barriers. Through a subtractive approach, the artist has evoked a depth that goes beyond the surface itself, where what would have remained invisible under the direct glare of the gaze ultimately comes into focus.

The exhibition includes around twenty sculptural works created between 2016 and 2023, using materials such as wood, plaster, and cardboard. Among these works, there are several unpublished pieces. Three main series document the artist’s exploration: “A Point Between Two Skies,” “Icarus Performs Functions,” and “Variations.” The wooden sculptures of the “A Point Between Two Skies” series, weighing only a few grams, invite the viewer to reflect on the vital and generative energy of the universe. The incised cardboard of “Icarus Performs Functions” acts as a threshold to our perception, making us understand that only by redirecting our gaze from the object itself and focusing on the immaterial, we are able to perceive the presence of what we couldn’t see. The new series, “Variations,” develops the drawings from “A Point Between Two Skies,” enlarging, distorting, and working them into incised cardboard.

Luca Massimo Barbero writes: “Each cycle of works revisits and traverses this horizon between the visible and the invisible, offering a vision that leads us to the very edge of the finite. In the act of repeatedly fixing this same sky, its vision takes on an intra-subjective reality. It calls us to the limit of the visibly intelligible plane, and on this line, we oscillate beyond the boundary toward the infinite.”