Umberto Manzo

Umberto Manzo

Umberto Manzo, 2018, installation view. Studio Trisorio, Napoli

Place: Studio Trisorio

City: Naples

Province: Naples

Start date: 16 Febbraio 2018

End date: 07 Aprile 2018

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Comunicato Stampa: Friday, 16 February, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. at Studio Trisorio in Naples, a solo exhibit of  the works of Umberto Manzo will be inaugurated.
Since the Eighties, the work of the Neapolitan artist has been marked by a path which has led him to measure himself against heterogeneous materials such as photographic emulsion, graphite, oil painting, vegetable colours and glue until he developed his own, unmistakable language.
In his most recent works, the artist has experimented with new formal solutions in order to realize his archives of memory. He continues to stratify his drawings and arranges them in the thickness/depth of the canvas subsequently creating manifold cuts, outlines of classical sculptures, profiles, through which layers of paper re-emerge to reveal an infinity of narratives. As in his early works, the human body remains his most recognizable stylistic feature and becomes a unit of measure of space and time.
This artist scrutinizes beyond the surface, in search of multiple significances, of a new order which also explores the space of classical architecture, of monuments from the remote past, such as the Piscina Mirabilis or the Roman amphitheatres evoked in his latest works.
The exhibit will remain open to the public until 7 April, 2018.

Umberto Manzo has exhibited in primate galleries and public venues in Italy and abroad. His works are parts of important private International collections. Some of his large-scale works have been permanently installed in the Cilea Station of the Naples Metro and in the near future, both the Capodimonte Museum and the Madre Museum in Naples plan to place two of his works in their collections.