rosenfeldporcini congratulates ticinese artist Cesare Lucchini for his participation at Kunst Museum Bern 2016.
The Ticinese artist Cesare Lucchini (born 1941) studied in the mid-1960s at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, where he lived and worked until 1988. Subsequently he lived for many years in Düsseldorf and Cologne, and today lives and works in Lugarno. For decades, galleries specializing in contemporary art represent this artist in Switzerland and internationally, serving as agents in the procurement of artworks for private collections and museums, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Berne, is among them. Two exhibitions that took place in public institutions, at Casa Rusca in Locarno in 1992 and at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in 2008, have provided insights into this artist’s extensive oeuvre, much of which, however, has remained hidden to the public eye. For the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Berne the artist’s entire oeuvre will be reviewed and its place and relevance in international painting over the latter half of the 20th century determined.
Cesare Lucchini’s contribution to abstract-expressionist art since the 1960s is acknowledged and respected internationally. His imaginative compositions gain their vitality from enigmatic signs and characters, from phantom-like manifestations, and color as a sensitive and emotional medium. At a practical level, Lucchini views painting as an experimental trial setup and a searching process. His confrontation with self and his personal investigation of reality find their concretization between the many layers of paint. He depicts a frangible, poetic world packed with fleeting visions and pressing issues.
The exhibition illustrates the development of Lucchini’s oeuvre and is mounting various series of his works that date from the last two decades, bearing titles such as Quasi una testa (Like a Head), Qualcosa si muove (Something is Moving) or, the most recent series, Quello che rimane (What Remains), the latter inspiring the museum title. The exhibition discusses Lucchini’s work in the context of existential art and, for this reason, integrates sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, Robert Müller, Hans Josephsohn, and others.
Publication: A catalogue will be published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, for the exhibition.
For more information visit: http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/en/see/today/585-lwhat-remainsr--120.html