Mauro Rizzo: Untitled

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In this exhibition, we are excited to present works by artist Mauro Rizzo with several small-sized paintings. He references stories from the Bible using shapes as symbols of significant markers in Jesus’ journey. Using a single avenue toward eternal life, Rizzo’s narrow door represents the space in which one must pass through, aware of the passage from the light seeping in.

Mauro Rizzo was born in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), one of the most beautiful islands with rich history in the center of the Mediterranean. At the age of 17 he moved to Rome where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. During his academic studies, he met Mario Schifano and had the opportunity to work with Gianpaolo Berto, a pupil of De Chirico. Then through Berto, he met Ugo Attardi, an artist of the Forma 1 group. Attardi became Rizzo’s long term teacher. While studying in Rome, he worked on design, 3D modeling, photography, painting, and sculpture. Rizzo continues to split his time between Sardinia and Rome.

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“The act of painting requires presence, rather than mental, spiritual and emotional. This condition leads me to see even before my eyes, first with the spirit.”
- Mauro Rizzo

Mauro Rizzo (Italy)

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
8.5 x 11 in

The rectangles represent the Narrow Door, which we understand to be Jesus as the Door. These doors are painted similar to stained glass windows seen in church buildings, lined beside one another in rows.

The landscapes Rizzo creates using hills and vast skies, symbolizes the Golgotha Hill on which Jesus was crucified. This significant location reoccurs throughout the artist’s Untitled series of biblical narratives.

Inserted throughout his works are symbols of the cross. Painted literally and in abstracted forms, this recognizable symbol also takes shape as a figure. The scarecrow-like contortions bend and hover over the hill, subtly announcing its presence.

Mauro Rizzo (Italy)

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
8.5 x 11 in

Mauro Rizzo (Italy)

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
8.5 x 11 in

Mauro Rizzo (Italy)

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
8.5 x 11 in

Mauro Rizzo (Italy)

Untitled
Oil on Canvas
8.5 x 11 in
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