What is time…and what is reality?
We strain our minds to rationalize, label and name everything, fixing and defining even thoughts and feelings.
So is our Time, a time of measurement and distinction. A linear time, where all things are born to shine with Life and die…
But a different time and an “other” reality exist, a reality which flows like an underground river, gliding alongside our segment of life…
It is a time of eternal transformation, which precedes and awaits us: Life unrelentingly pulsates, ceaselessly breathing in and out.
This is the state of awareness which leads to the fascinating work of Patrizio Landolfi: a joyful awareness, which is “contagious” to anyone that meets him.
His work is the result of a constant, coherent and patient introspection over many years.
By merely “seeing” dream and fragmentation in Landolfi’s paintings, the greatest of his principles is not grasped, his message: Art is Joy.
The artist creates suggestions through painting: an element, a figure, a colour, drawn on canvas and fixed in a personal memory of his. Then, with the same love and elegance dedicated to the creation, he leads the painting to its death.
Structures disintegrate and the canvas dies. But only in appearance, just like an autumn leaf only apparently dies when it curls up after releasing all the colours of the sun.
One cycle ends… another begins.
A complex plot, alive with the energy flowing through it, an elusive energy which shows itself by means of diaphanous forms permeated with light, or monolithic evidence of long lost geometries…Symbols…Silence…then again light and new outlines, suggesting new emotions. The canvas becomes a sacred space, and a space is also created within us, an inner garden, which is perfect, clear and pulsing with life.
The artist and his art are inseparable, together they inexorably grow, reaching another dimension…and then offering it to the audience.