Painting, 3 x ( 200 x 200 cm ).
©image: Hugo Maertens
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6888_M149).
In his three-dimensional monochrome paintings, the Italian artist Ettore Spalletti combines a discrete range of colours, mainly in pastel shades, with an almost tactile sensuality. Paradoxically enough, however, it is strictly forbidden to touch them; they are after all fragile works built up by using many layers of pigment. In addition to its atmospheric quality, Painting, Yellow Air, a gold-yellow triptych, also has unmistakable sculptural properties: the middle canvas (apparently distanced from the wall by a white coloured pencil), which leaps forth out of its frame, breaks the uniform plane of Spalletti’s contemplative mural and introduces a certain element of disruption and spatial disorientation.Add to your list
> Ettore Spalletti.
> Exhibition: The collection XXVIII – If you shoot a bullet in a vacuum, will it keep travelling forever? (Emily Wardill). M HKA, Antwerpen, 17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.
> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.
> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.
> Ensemble: Room: Yellow Gold.
>Gert Robijns, Untitled (replica Spalletti), 2003.Painting, mdf, paint, 200 x 600 cm.