Making Light

Making Light

"At the surface, they are polished paintings, but they are laden with meaning. Perhaps the magic is finding common ground, or is that just making light?" - Piero Spadaro

Piero Spadaro utilizes assorted materials such as glitter, ground pigment, acrylic, textured paper, and resin to create dimensional, layered paintings. In his newest body of work, Spadaro explores the symbolic nature of the triangle, specifically how it is able to transcend various cultures and times, and its ability to shift meanings. Two triangles with points touching reference time, the zig zag of repeating triangles signifies water, and the pursuit of the diving is exemplified through the ancient pyramids.

In response to the current climate, where difference is scrutinized and partitions are encouraged, Spadaro's painting practice became about communication. As for his materials, Spadaro continues to use glitter in his latest work, actually amplifying his use, speaking to our innate affinity for the shiny object.

Making Light

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