Di Luce Riflessa
Di Luce Riflessa
Enrico Versari pieces are profound ascetic meditations, performed between the rising and waning of the sun, in an atemporal dimension of darkness and light.
Enrico Versari pieces are profound ascetic meditations, performed between the rising and waning of the sun, in an atemporal dimension of darkness and light. Bright bases veiled by pigment. Like alchemical research which from black arrives, by degree, at illumination. The themes, carved into the pigment with an awl, tell of order and chaos. The research ingredients are contrasted by the virtual inconsistency of the contemporary, rediscovered in Renaissance workshops. Soft pigment, the white gypsum of Bologna, sweet-smelling rabbit-skin glue; wood, red Armenian bole; impalpable shimmering gold leaf, salt rock alum, warm copper and bronze, gelid aluminium. Hard agate and sonorous ceramic. Versari’s vanguard is that which does not change: good design, or the philosophical study on that which appears. He uses archaeologies of abysses, which emerge as images. Reflected light.
Enrico Versari was born in Faenza on 18 August 1975. Following further studies and his first artistic experiences, he enrolled in the International School of Design in Modena, graduating with a project that won first prize at the Cosmopak International Competition in Bologna in 1996. In 1998, he enrolled in the Faculty of Philosophy in Florence, graduating in Aesthetics in 2003 with philosopher Sergio Givone, presenting a thesis that analysed the relationship between industrial design and artistic vanguards. At the same time, he expanded on his studies in design and art history; his first exhibition was in 1999. Versari currently teaches Theory of Perception at the ISIA University of Design in Faenza and collaborates with magazines and art galleries. His work can be found in important public and private collections. Many people have written about his work, including: Marco Bernini, Franco Bertoni, Claudia Casali, Santa Cortesi, Enzo Dall’Ara, Emanuele Gaudenzi, Emanuele Mariani, Anty Pansera, Emilio Quinto, and Arturo Schwarz.