I have to admit that the new arts exhibition in Bagni di Lucca’s town hall foyer is not exactly my cup of caffé macchiato.
The technique is good but the subject matter doesn’t quite agree. I’m not really into jungle animals or battered Cadillacs although I like Bianchi’s portraits whether they be modern or renaissance.
In other words, I can’t quite find a place for one of them on my wall. But then “chacun a son gout” (taste rather than the disease!).
The great thing about Daniele Bianchi is that he is largely self-taught. Born in 1974 in Camaiore he only held his first exhibition in 2005. Its title, “Dove finiscono le parole Dove inizia la pittura” included poems as well as paintings. Hence the title in English as “where words end, where painting starts.”
Recently Daniele’s started collaborating with fumetti or cartoon strips and that’s where I really feel his talent truly lies and where it should be developed. In 2011 Daniele’ collaborated with Cagliostro publishers for a far-west adventure cartoon series and again in 2012 in CROSSOVER n 0.3 Arcanum, a Turin based comics series.
Daniele’ future is certainly in the graphic arts and, who knows, we might be seeing more of him at Lucca’s world famous event “Comics and Games” this year?
I’ve mentioned elsewhere that paintings are silent words and words are aural paintings. It’s the eternal dilemma between the arts, so beautifully musicked out by Richard Strauss in his opera Capriccio: “prima le parole poi la musica?” or is it the other way round?
I’m all for synaesthesia! (If you want to know more about that subject or take a test see http://www.synesthesiatest.org/)
PS Daniele’s paintings are on view until July 10th.