530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Luca Viapiana
Sensorial Perspectives
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • The Unrestrainable Need to Emerge   The Unrestrainable Need to Emerge
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    47" x 31.5"
    Luca Viapiana

  • Untitled 2   Untitled 2
    Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    47" x 31.5"
    Luca Viapiana

  • Untitled 3   Untitled 3
    Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    31.5" x 47"
    Luca Viapiana

  • Danae   Danae
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    31.5" x 23.5"
    Luca Viapiana


Luca Viapiana

LUCA VIAPIANA

Sensorial Perspectives
March 28 - April 17, 2014
Reception: Thursday April 3, 2014 6-8 PM

Luca Viapiana’s singular multimedia work is a blend of timeless mythology, modern aesthetic, and mundane reality. Viapiana begins with a collection of tax forms, which he spreads in an orderly but subtle pattern over a canvas. This is the first layer of what he calls “what the eye of a contemporary subject absorbs” on a daily basis. On top of this, Viapiana paints something almost the complete opposite: an allegorical or apocryphal image, done in incredible detail but still shrouded in mystery. The painting style is sleek and assured, with graceful lines and a grounded palette.
These painted images – which can be scenes, animals, or supernatural figures – allude to mystical and dystopian concepts while never becoming recognizable enough to be definitively named. It is the viewer’s own dreams, fears, and concerns that Viapiana wants to access. It is the personal experience of going through one’s own life.

Viapiana was born in Catanzano, Italy, where he continues to life today. He is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, and art director.