luca marignoni

IL CIELO MIRA

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12 MARCH - 29 APRIL, 2024

ABOUT KROMYA

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.

Luca Marignoni is featured in a new project promoted by KROMYA Art Gallery. Following his solo exhibition “Lo stesso cielo, ogni notte” in Verona in 2023, and his participation at Arte Fiera Bologna with a monographic stand, the Gallery now hosts his first Swiss solo show titled “Il cielo mira” in Lugano, running from March 12 to April 29, 2024.

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM, accompanied by the simultaneous presentation of the catalog, with both the artist and curator in attendance.

The exhibition reveals a journey through a selection of about twenty sculptural works in wood, plaster, and aluminum, through which Luca Marignoni conveys his artistic vision. The displayed works, created between 2016 and 2024, include several new pieces, specifically made for the Lugano event.

Marignoni’s research, described by Luca Massimo Barbero as a “poetics of the limit,” focuses on meditation and contemplation, exploring the boundary between the visible and the invisible to imagine spaces where the mind can expand freely, beyond material barriers. This sculptural process of subtraction unveils forms that elude definitive descriptions and suggestions, as the artist himself explains: “The forms present themselves as an open field of potential meaning. As if by removing material, you reach a form that invites being recognized, only to stop there, never solidifying into a single narrative.”

“Il cielo mira” distinguishes itself from the previous exhibition “”Lo stesso cielo, ogni notte” , offering a reflection on the relationship with the observed object. The title is inspired by an inscription in the sanctuary of San Romedio, in Val di Non, reflecting on the relationship between observer and object, and on the theme of the icon as a meeting point between the human and the divine.

The exhibition highlights three main series of works: “Un punto fra due cieli”, “Icaro fa le funzioni” e “Variazioni”, which together invite reflection on the notion of the other, on the limits of our perception, and on the relationship between the visible and the invisible.

The show is accompanied by a catalog published by Grafiche Aurora in 2024, documenting Marignoni’s entire artistic production, including works and views of the exhibitions in Verona and Lugano.