Carlo Proietto: Reverie of Fire

September 1 - September 22, 2020

Italian artist Carlo Proietto has been a forerunner in elevating the technique of pyrography (the art of decorating wood with heated tools or flame) into a fine art form. Proietto’s monochromatic creations, at times offset by solitary splashes of color, are defined by his careful use of line and form within judiciously composed surreal scenes. Lines are clean against visually stark tableaux, lending a sense of drama to the overall effect. A strong energy underlies the two-dimensional look of this stylistic approach, fleshing each figural composition out in a burst of passionate expressionism.

Within his pyrographic art, Proietto is able to create an entirely new mythology reflective of the human experience within the highly urbanized, industrial context of the modern world. In his work, we see glimpses of humans struggling with the mechanisms of the outer world. Amid the imposed order of straight lines and geometric forms, chaos and tension persist as his subjects continue an internal struggle to come to terms with the world into which they have been born.

I Am No Jedi! I Am No Jedi!
I Am No Jedi!
Autoritratto Autoritratto
Autoritratto
Autoritratto 1889 Autoritratto 1889
Autoritratto 1889
Daltanious Daltanious
Daltanious
Donna Donna
Donna
Fiore Tra I Denti Fiore Tra I Denti
Fiore Tra I Denti
Madamex Madamex
Madamex
Papillon Papillon
Papillon
Sincronicità Sincronicità
Sincronicità
Transform Transform
Transform
Soldato Reclutato Soldato Reclutato
Soldato Reclutato
Pyro Pyro
Pyro
Ram Man Ram Man
Ram Man
Pericoli Nascosti Pericoli Nascosti
Pericoli Nascosti
Mekaneck Mekaneck
Mekaneck
Frida Frida
Frida
Han Solo Han Solo
Han Solo
Cuore Energia Cuore Energia
Cuore Energia
Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
Occhio a Dove Metti i Piedi Occhio a Dove Metti i Piedi
Occhio a Dove Metti i Piedi
Piccolo Fiocco di Neve Piccolo Fiocco di Neve
Piccolo Fiocco di Neve
Such a Night Such a Night
Such a Night
Pyro - Tattoo Pyro - Tattoo
Pyro - Tattoo
Sguardi d'Artista Sguardi d'Artista
Sguardi d'Artista
La Verità Scomoda La Verità Scomoda
La Verità Scomoda
Cuore di Mamma Cuore di Mamma
Cuore di Mamma
The Shape of Water The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Andy Warhol
The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas