Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Luciano Civettini's Fields of Nightmares


PopDrawer has a general leaning towards art that is readily available, being that we are so disgustingly materialistic and acquisitive. But today we focus on an artists whose works are generally not easily accessed by those of us here in America simply due to the fact that the artist resides in Italy and shows mostly in Europe. Hopefully, however, more exposure in the States will begin to change that sad fact (sad for North Americans, at least) by bringing the stunning work of Luciano Civettini closer to us.

Mr. Civettini lives and paints in Rovereto, Italy, but has had solo shows from Italy to nearby EU nations Germany, France, and Austria, to far-flung Dubai. He has been showing for over 10 years, and while his early work was influenced primarily by the surrealism of Magritte and Dali, he has been lately leaning in a more Surreal Pop direction.

The artist says that his newest paintings delve into the myths of the '70s and '80s, and feature images of innocents -- children and animals -- cavorting in idyllic fields and forests, but with shadows of war and violence hovering menacingly.

Mr. Civettini's website is in Italian, but the images are universal.




Luciano Civettini's Official Site

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