Rosario Galatioto

Rosario Galatioto

Painter

The word "painting", which, by definition, expresses artistic intention, is far too reductive and simplistic a term to accurately describe Rosario Galatioto's technique. Galatioto’s vision represents a primitive, almost archaeological language which suggests an intuitive approach to the materials used. His landscapes are more like an X-ray than an attempt at an interpretation of space. Galatioto’s work thus plays with the boundaries of vision and subjectivity, sometimes leading the artist to produce more graphic compositions in collage form. Figural gesture becomes a mere accessory and the Artist concentrates on the composition while respecting the spontaneous potential of his materials. As Claude-Henri Rocquet describes so well of his work in one of his Essays on Painting, published by Les Compagnons d'Hermès in 2016 “Galatioto: darkness, youth, painting. If Galatioto depicts a black mountain, he shows its substance rather than its external appearance. He travels through abstract, interior paths of objects and places, opening them up from within, embodying a darkness that I recognise in him as the rich darkness of the soul: an intimate, spiritual darkness."

The Strata
The series "Strata" represents the fractures that can be observed in nature, the fissures that reveal the compressions of the earth's crust. This natural inspiration plays a significant role in Galatioto’s artistic output: the same beauty that man has imitated since the dawn of time, and which eventually disappears under the effects of erosion.
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