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Ultrareal

Giampiero Abate in Ultrareal invites us to reflect on how, in a society devoted to perfection, above all aesthetics, art finds its space within the dialogue between the real and the ideal . Artistic beauty thus becomes a question about our needs and our deepest aspirations.

The artist presents unpublished works , made with the very precise technique of airbrush acrylic on canvas, with an impeccable formal cleanliness, and starts from the five Platonic solids – the only polygons regular with edges and equivalent vertices that inscribed in a sphere all have their vertices on its surface – for an investigation that has its roots in the history of art and science. Cited by Plato in Timeo , studied by Piero della Francesca and Paolo Uccello, analyzed by Luca Pacioli and illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci, the five figures, symbol of the perfection of the universe, become the beating heart of Abate of the painting.

(Alessandra Redaelli)