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
Paolo Domenichini
From Italy with Love
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Paolo Domenichini


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

Paolo Domenichini’s sculptures take existing contours within wood, generally oak, and extend them into the likeness of an embodied figure. Using oak as his primary medium, the Italian-born artist allows the natural fissures and grains inside wood to reveal themselves, which in turn lends his mythic figures a natural texture.  

Domenichini’s artistry and the human forms he gives shape are organic. Wood not only provides a formal structure, but bleeds into the content shaped. The body becomes overgrown with sinews and tendons as organic materials branch out through the representation of a figure.

While nodding towards classical themes and techniques, Domenichini’s works are absolutely modern. The myth of Daphne turning into a laurel tree haunts the bulk of his sculptures; yet this is precisely what gives them their uncanny quality. In fact, much of Domenichini’s output invokes classical themes, recaste to suite the demands of the contemporary mind.  

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