FEBRUARY 14 - MAY 7, 2023
KROMYA ART GALLERY was founded in 2018 in Lugano by Tecla Riva, Glorgio 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.
On February 14, 2023, the Kromya Art Gallery in Lugano inaugurated the exhibition “GIORGIO GRIFFA – RICCARDO GUARNERI. what you see is what you get”, a double solo exhibition dedicated to artists Giorgio Griffa and Riccardo Guarneri, leading exponents of the Analytical Painting artistic movement, to which the Gallery has always paid great attention.
The exhibition title, “what you see is what you get”, refers to a current pictorial research that has been able to evolve over the last fifty years while remaining faithful to its roots. The works are highly analytical, punctual, and precise, without interpretation: what you see is what it is.
The exhibition includes about forty works created from the 1960s to present day. Giorgio Griffa and Riccardo Guarneri, invited by Christine Macel, also participated in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2017), with a room dedicated to them.
Griffa and Guarneri, in different ways, were part of what art history has recently defined as Analytical Painting, which has also been called Painting Painting, New Painting, or Pure Painting.
Griffa and Guarneri indicated a new path in art: one in which art and artists were freed from informal rhetoric, abstract academism, and minimalist dogma. This was the silent revolution of the Seventies, where painting was understood as a means and no longer as an end, to regain a language and a renewed creativity, where the artifact recovered its role, as well as the operational process.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until May 7, 2023.
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