Antonio Barletta

Antonio Barletta, Chissà se è importante o dura un istante, installation view, Il rimedio perfetto, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano, 2008 Antonio Barletta, Chissà se è importante o dura un istante, installation view, Il rimedio perfetto, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano, 2008

Born in Ceglie Messapica (BR), Italy, 1983. Lives and works in Milan.

The magic of Antonio Barletta is that of the glimmering lights of the variety show, in which the artist rediscovers a lost innocence, a direct enjoyment without mediations. The happiness felt as a child, at this spectacle, was one of the most sincere, ingenuous and joyful of experiences, without regrets and without awareness. A joy that Barletta sets out to reactivate, seasoned with a healthy melancholy that obliges an otherwise unmanageable stock of signs to make a leap of quality.

(Marco Tagliaferro, Il rimedio perfetto, exhibition catalogue, Milan, 2008)