Shine Landscape Award 2020
SHINE LANDSCAPE AWARD 2020
International Contemporary Art exhibition
Incipit curated by Carlo Greco, Art Director
Let us turn to the luminescence and spirituality of the artists, whether they are sculptors or photog raphers, painters or video artists, of centuries ago or contemporary.
Shine wants to be the gathering .
The works seen as liaison between the immortality of the act of creating and its interlocutors. Artists seen as so many Charon, who pass from one world to another. Carriers of new conceptualities, trends,f ashions, languages; new ideas and lifestyles. We are looking for a way to survive, we have lost the purity and the one that resists, persists in the bowels of our memories. Landscapes, sunrises and sunsets are nothing more than nuances. Fine touches of souls kissed by love towards creation, towards everything in it, inside. The material lig ht merges with the spiritual one. The perception of immensity crossed in a work, is the gift of a true artist.
Being an artist for many can last an eternity, until death, for others only a small moment that echoes to infinity and this last echo does not necessarily have to be listened , seen and/ or lived by everyone. Just a single heart is enough. In which to make a breach.
Concept edited by Vanessa Viti, graduated in Visual Arts and Art Curator
Life is a great adventure towards light
According to Schelling's philosophical thought, art is the most suitable instrument for capturing the Absolute, it becomes that activity in which it's possible to trace the unity of spirit and nature, the conscious and the unconscious produce. Art represents the synthesis of a spontaneous and unconscious moment (inspiration) and of a conscious and meditated moment (conscious execution); in fact it is a spiritual production in a natural way or a natural production in a spiritual way. The artist's work is a continuous striving towards the infinite, and to the gleam of the sublime, is an expression of inner spirituality, it's the will to create something immortal. Light and darkness, opposite but strongly close terms, one exists only because the other exists. The light that has always been a symbol of the divine, of the good, of positivity, darkness belongs to the world of the underworld, of evil, of the negative; the artist who turns to these two different worlds begins a mystical search, a spiritual journey. The Byzantine masters use golden and luminous backgrounds, pure representation of an otherworldly and divine world; a dark figure on a sea of luminous fog (Wanderer above the sea of fog) has to do with the sublime that manifests itself in nature and that allows the traveler to come into contact with God. In the landscape works of Turner, the artist captures the power of light in an unexceptionable way, investigates the sublime through the disruptive energy of the latter, the images expand in color and light that recall a transcendental dimension. In more modern times the artist Rothko creates the work "Yellow and gold" with which he transmits his spirituality and his style oriented towards transcendence. When in 1918 Malevic created the "White Square on a White Background" he reached total abstraction, approaching an extreme spirituality. Not only them, but an endless number of artists have created works from which emerge the brightness that belongs to the mystical and spiritual sphere. If on one side there is the exaltation of light as a means of spiritual research, on the other side there is darkness, which investigates the spirituality and the unconscious of man. Fussli inserts the nocturnal world of dreams, darkness and restlessness into his artistic activity, anticipating the themes that will be treated by the expressionists and surrealists. Precisely in the context of Surrealism, in particular the cinematographic context, the short film "An Andalusian dog" is remembered: the cut of the eye becomes a symbolic gesture of knowing how to see beyond, to want to know, to launch into something that we do not see with rationality but that exists. Talking about music, for example, the exponents of psychedelic rock brought their art to a particularly profound level, sometimes taking inspiration from native American shamanic traditions, giving their music a spiritual and metaphysical importance. An important example is the group The Doors, founders of psychedelia but above all supporter of sublime music, which through a melancholy sensuality and a rock soul, they create unique and unrepeatable pieces. Later Pink Floyd with their historic album "The Dark Side of The Moon", they turned their look to darker themes. The title itself refers to darkness, to the unconscious, and focuses the human life on a psychological, philosophical and anthropological level, focusing on the negative aspects. The group talks about these issues in a universal and objective way, so a dark side is in the life of every common mortal, we are all subject to negative moments, but also to positive ones and then we will talk about brightness.
In short, the elevation of himself, of own art, to a higher condition, which stretches out towards immortality, which caresses the divine and sheds light on the path, is what a true artist search for life.