Painting on canvas, sculptures, graffiti. In different media, the Italian artist Manuel di Rita (peeta) transforms static structures by painting colored cubes and cylindrical shapes so that they seem to be floating on the surface.
“My aim is always to create a dialogue with the structural and cultural parameters of the surrounding context, either architectural or not.”
From the letters of his own name, he merged the design of them to a three-dimensional style giving life to a unique type of visual rhythm. “Today, through my anamorphic works I redesign the volumes of any kind of surface involved, thus causing with my paintings a “temporary interruption of normality” by altering the perception of familiar contexts and so raising a different understanding of spaces and, consequently, of reality on a whole.”
These large-scale scans of multiple dimensions and dazzling optics have been painted globally, including Guangzhou, China; Barcelona, Spain; Italy, and more. Recently, the artist concluded his artistic residency at Jardin Orange in Shenzhen, China.
He has participated, over the years, in improvisations, festivals and art exhibitions around the world.
The role of sculpture, which he realizes in parallel to his pictorial production, represents for him a fundamental discipline since in this practice he comes into real contact with the 3D dimension with its lights and shadows, which he then reproduces.
He just finished a solo show in Venice (Bugno Art Gallery), where he resides, and he’s launching a new printed series that we will soon be able to see.
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