ROMANTIC TOUR, graphite on paper, 70x100cm , 2009, Mariarosaria Stigliano
ROMANTIC TOUR, graphite on paper, 70x100cm , 2009

Studio S Contemporary Art Gallery in Rome presents “Metropoli“, an exhibition by Claudio Sciascia and Mariarosaria Stigliano.

It is an interesting analysis of two antithetic ways to understand the city through different artistic personalities.

“Claudio Sciascia is interested in the silent atmosphere of a district in Rome, the EUR, that private of the human element, answers its contemplative nature more than anyone else, and Mariarosaria Stigliano instead dedicates herself to a sort of urban tale, where the cities are described in the everyday life from the sounds and the people living in them. The meadows and the buildings in Claudio Sciascia’s works are motionless in time, static, uninhabited, silent, the urban shots in Mariarosaria Stigliano’s works appears, on the contrary, dynamic, crowded and noisy: two different ways of facing the reality of a metropolis reflecting in it their own personality”.

Vernissage: On Thursday 30th April 2009 at 6.30 p.m.
Studio S Contemporary Art Gallery, Via della Penna 59, Rome (Italy)
From the 30th of April to the 15th of May 2009
Opening time: From Monday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 13 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.




These are combinations of antithetic words to present in only one “flash”, on painting or paper, the urban compositions by CLAUDIO SCIASCIA and MARIAROSARIA STIGLIANO, the first one from Rome, the second one from Taranto, fifteen years between them, both qualified in painting, the first one in 1980 when he was 22 years old, the second one in 2005 in her early thirties, but already graduated in Law, with first prizes in national art competitions and works for public bodies.

They both have held several solo exhibitions and they have taken part in collective expositions in public and private spaces, they both photographs urban landscapes without a photographic machine, with brushes, pencils and colours, they are two professionals who move themselves on different tracks but in the same direction: the representation of a reality that, in Stigliano identifies itself with urban scenes full of men and things, sounds and noises, and in Sciascia with the presence of aseptic buildings and the absolute absence of the human element, in a metaphysical silence, the only protagonist in the composition.

The Studio S-Arte Contemporanea hosts works by these two emergent artists not to compare them, they are both young, professional and motivated, however with the object to present two different ways of putting oneself opposite the objective reality in a METROPOLIS. Everyone, reflecting, in his style, his own personality of human being and artist at the same time; Claudio more closed in himself and contemplative, absorbed in a silent reflection about a Roman district, a De Chirico style district, the EUR, which detached he observes and tells; Mariarosaria more extrovert and direct, who travels from a city to another, who changes metropolis and undergrounds, who faces up the noises of the town and crowds of citizens where men become part of the architectures.

The two artists don’t know personally each other, but they have undertaken together a metropolitan trip with unexpected implications to discover spaces and emotions, landscapes and tales. And they invite us to follow them.

Carmine Siniscalco