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
Nello Petrucci
From Italy with Love
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Agamennone Velato   Agamennone Velato
    Collage / Decollage
    48" x 22"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Ares   Ares
    Collage / Decollage
    63" x 47.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Argo   Argo
    Collage / Decollage
    63" x 63"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Attraversando EROS   Attraversando EROS
    Collage / Decollage
    63" x 63"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Eguaglianze Velate   Eguaglianze Velate
    Collage / Decollage
    63" x 47.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Fannius Synistor   Fannius Synistor
    Collage / Decollage
    47.5" x 63"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Grifo & Arimaspe   Grifo & Arimaspe
    Collage / Decollage
    28" x 39.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Impronte   Impronte
    Collage / Decollage
    24" x 28"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Intastanti Interdetti   Intastanti Interdetti
    Collage / Decollage
    47.5" x 47.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Onfale   Onfale
    Collage / Decollage
    47.5" x 47.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Perseo   Perseo
    Collage / Decollage
    59.5" x 39.5"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Sguardi del Passato   Sguardi del Passato
    Collage / Decollage
    47.5" x 63"
    Nello Petrucci

  • Struggenti Sensualita   Struggenti Sensualita
    Collage / Decollage
    63" x 39.5"
    Nello Petrucci


Nello Petrucci

NELLO PETRUCCI

From Italy with Love
June 14 – June 21, 2018
Reception: Thursday, June 14, 2018 6-8 PM

For Nello Petrucci, newspaper clippings, photographs and film posters are the starting point of a multi-layered world. His works bring collage and painting together in unique fashion. Building off of the strong compositions and graphics of what he calls “captured images,” Petrucci breaks those images down into their component parts and reassembles them. He places the conflict found in the original posters and clippings into a new, abstract context, creating dense networks of torn paper combined with bold drips and strokes of bright acrylics. The resulting pieces have an air of freedom and spontaneity while remaining meticulously composed.

The artist says that by incorporating both composition and decomposition into his images, he is able to create multiple points of view. Each work becomes a sort of puzzle, allowing the viewer to become an active participant in its meaning. Having worked in the film industry an actor, cameraman and set designer, he has internalized the cinema’s ability to create drama and meaning through color and movement, and he recasts that ability to powerful effect in his collages. Petrucci lives in Pompeii, Italy.