Cristiano Menchini

Cristiano Menchini, Baraonda, acrylic and watercolour on canvas, 40 x 30 cm Cristiano Menchini, Baraonda, acrylic and watercolour on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Born in Viareggio, 1986. Lives and works in Venice.

Through his research he explores the complexity of the landscape, the processes that determine it through the development of the plant world. He intends to evoke forms born of overlapping scenarios, made of logs, shadows, foliage and the mingling of these with mechanical elements abandoned. What fascinates him is the diversity of the places, the morphology that turns depending on the climate, wind, light. It develops the theme through various techniques, trying to compete with each other. In what he represents there is a detachment from reality. He does not want it to be a game of resemblances; It treats the canvas as an area in which autonomous forms move through space going to pose, to sprout on the media, with its own interior eco. He paints a desire to enter into assonance: grasps and lives the landscape as seen in its totality.

(Painting Now, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, 2015-2016, Milan)