The figurative style of Oscar Piovosi continues to be his favorite form of expression so far. He paints, with a predominance of blue, interesting human figures inserted in very current contexts, outlining the shapes with a dark “neorealist” line that makes them emerge from the background. The composition and layout evoke the work of photojournalists, the figures are interpreted with respect for chiaroscuro, volume and painting techniques and with a realism that describes the common moments of today’s existence, re-proposing the contents of the American, representative one in a contemporary key of incommunicability (see “Phone and… / Informal”) where virtual communication isolates, but virtually aggregates. With the “fleeting” brushstroke, very expressive, a knowledge of anatomy and good graphic and a chromatic and overall stylistic approach, he gives a congenial sense of Pop plasticity to the finished product. In Piovosi’s paintings, drawing and color are not distinct, in fact while he paints, he draws. The more harmonious the color becomes, the more precise the drawing becomes. Color has the power to directly influence his style, the artist captures the harmony between multiple relationships and transports them into his own range, developing them according to a new and original logic.
The informal. Over a period of about two to three years, Piovosi also produced informal works, with excellent results. In this pictorial series he eliminates the old contents that may be in common with painters, journalists, writers, storytellers… to try his hand at the transmission of pure, purely pictorial emotions in which it is the form that makes the difference. Here Oscar does not reproduce what is visible, but makes his unconscious visible and demonstrates that the artist’s supreme touch is to understand when the finished work is finished.
Phone and…/ Informale, Galleria Ducale, Guastalla, RE