1 - 31 December 2019
  • Debuting in parallel with the 2019 edition of INK Miami, Miami Online: Nostalgia presents an unexpected dialogue between new works...

    Debuting in parallel with the 2019 edition of INK Miami, Miami Online: Nostalgia presents an unexpected dialogue between new works by artist Osvaldo Mariscotti. This new series of pastel drawings makes allusion to Mariscotti's beginnings as a landscape artist and at the same time surprises the viewer with dynamic arrangements of color that couldn't be further apart from the purely representational.

  • Ever the innovator, Mariscotti’s new pastel drawings on paper are not so much a departure, but an organic evolvement from his earliest precepts of color’s most elemental language. Appropriating and repurposing his own precisionist lines and rectangles from former series of paintings, he designates force lines, tones without verism, forms, and colors that are not purely descriptive; they are mostly suggestive. In their surface decoration, decomposed shapes are disposed on a dark background indicating a strategy that pragmatically conjoins his own formal and chromatic research.

     

    Acknowledging his artistic forebearers of early Modern practice, theorists and practitioners of Italian Futurism and French Orphism as logical examples, Mariscotti unapologetically foregoes the nod to the industrial and man-made and embraces the purely sensory. In these dynamic works on paper, he introduces an entirely new dimension into our viewing experience. They effectively express an advanced fascination with the complete and total interrelationship of color, movement, time and space — efforts that produce a body of work that encourages us to experience it as a new type of reality, fluid visual form that Mariscotti so masterfully conducts.

  • Mariscotti's new series of pastel drawings is a reference to work the artist produced in the early 2010s characterized by...

    Mariscotti's new series of pastel drawings is a reference to work the artist produced in the early 2010s characterized by irregular shapes surrounded by concentric halos of color (Left: Gold Supreme, 2013). The series can be divided into two categories, landscapes and icons. 'Landscapes' makes allusion to Mariscotti's early days as a landscape artist. He was very fond of these as they were so close to him personally, thus inspiring the title 'Nostalgia' for this new collection. 'Icons' on the other hand, is a variation on his now iconic painting, Untitled 1432, produced in 2012.

  • Landscapes

    "Tormenta en el valle" (1980s)
  • Icons

    "Untitled 1432" (2012)
  • Osvaldo Mariscotti, Nostalgia

    Osvaldo Mariscotti

    Nostalgia December 4, 2019 Osvaldo Mariscotti met with Upsilon Gallery to discuss his latest series of work, Nostalgia. This new series of pastel drawings is a reference to earlier work going all the way...
  • About the Artist Osvaldo Mariscotti’s prolific career as printmaker, painter and sculptor has spanned over four decades, and his iconic...

    About the Artist

     

    Osvaldo Mariscotti’s prolific career as printmaker, painter and sculptor has spanned over four decades, and his iconic images are internationally renowned. One of the most significant artists working today, Mariscotti's dedication to the interaction of form and color has led to a continued exploration of perception. He takes over the most basic elements of Suprematist art, the straight line and the square, a choice that reflects the emphasis he places on the shapes produced by man rather than those existing in nature. His works are very significant, made from the decomposition of figures such as the rectangle, which is then decomposed into its essential colored lines on a black background. Mariscotti's search puts him in the context of geometric conceptualism: that reality of thought that holds figuration as malaise and searches for synthesis, as a model to pursue. His art examines the "non reality" and breaks it down into geometric shapes, to arrive at the development of a new code.