Paolo Chiasera,
II. Stile

12.12.2013, 19—21 h
27.10.2013: Liveperformance Werner Durand (minimal music) 17 h
Finissage 19—21 h

Since the beginning of what is commonly called modernity in painting, the focus has almost exclusively been on the complex problem of how to correlate gaze and image amongst the fields of physiology, philosophy and art history. Previously there had been a great consensus on the relationship between image and space, which had historically developed as a sub-question of constructive mathematics and stated that space has to do with perspective and vice versa.
Paradoxically Paolo Chiasera’s SECONDO STILE is a painting that at the same time is an exhibition space. As such it represents something that is both real and utopian. This painting is an imaginary space defined by an artist, but also exists as an object in the world. By letting the imaginary space of the painting become a real exhibition space for other paintings – objects that themselves define imaginary spaces – SECONDO STILE adds yet another layer to an ontological ambivalence, as if it would seek to expand the imaginary scope of painting itself.