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Carlo Proietto
Carlo Proietto: Reverie of Fire
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
  • Autoritratto
Pyrography
39.5" x 39.5" 

    Autoritratto

    Pyrography
    39.5" x 39.5"
  • Autoritratto 1889
Pyrography
28.5" x 24" 

    Autoritratto 1889

    Pyrography
    28.5" x 24"
  • Carrie Fisher
Pyrography
31" x 30.5" 

    Carrie Fisher

    Pyrography
    31" x 30.5"
  • Cuore di Mamma
Pyrography
31" x 26.5" 

    Cuore di Mamma

    Pyrography
    31" x 26.5"
  • Cuore Energia
Pyrography
35.5" x 25.5" 

    Cuore Energia

    Pyrography
    35.5" x 25.5"
  • Daltanious
Pyrography
33" x 27" 

    Daltanious

    Pyrography
    33" x 27"
  • Donna
Pyrography
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Donna

    Pyrography
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Fiore Tra I Denti
Pyrography
20.5" x 16.5" 

    Fiore Tra I Denti

    Pyrography
    20.5" x 16.5"
  • Frida
Pyrography
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Frida

    Pyrography
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Han Solo
Pyrography
28" x 24.5" 

    Han Solo

    Pyrography
    28" x 24.5"
  • La Verità Scomoda
Pyrography
29" x 38.5" 

    La Verità Scomoda

    Pyrography
    29" x 38.5"
  • Madamex
Pyrography
28.5" x 23.5" 

    Madamex

    Pyrography
    28.5" x 23.5"
  • Mekaneck
Pyrography
39.5" x 39.5" 

    Mekaneck

    Pyrography
    39.5" x 39.5"
  • Occhio a Dove Metti i Piedi
Pyrography
45.5" x 35.5" 

    Occhio a Dove Metti i Piedi

    Pyrography
    45.5" x 35.5"
  • Papillon
Pyrography
29.5" x 16.5" 

    Papillon

    Pyrography
    29.5" x 16.5"
  • Pericoli Nascosti
Pyrography
39.5" x 47.5" 

    Pericoli Nascosti

    Pyrography
    39.5" x 47.5"
  • Piccolo Fiocco di Neve
Pyrography
30" x 32" 

    Piccolo Fiocco di Neve

    Pyrography
    30" x 32"
  • Pyro
Pyrography
27.5" x 21.5" 

    Pyro

    Pyrography
    27.5" x 21.5"
  • Pyro - Tattoo
Pyrography
30" x 20.5" 

    Pyro - Tattoo

    Pyrography
    30" x 20.5"
  • Ram Man
Pyrography
27" x 25.5" 

    Ram Man

    Pyrography
    27" x 25.5"
  • Sguardi d'Artista
Pyrography
35.5" x 23" 

    Sguardi d'Artista

    Pyrography
    35.5" x 23"
  • Sincronicità
Pyrography
32.5" x 24" 

    Sincronicità

    Pyrography
    32.5" x 24"
  • Soldato Reclutato
Pyrography
26.5" x 25.5" 

    Soldato Reclutato

    Pyrography
    26.5" x 25.5"
  • Such a Night
Pyrography
35.5" x 31.5" 

    Such a Night

    Pyrography
    35.5" x 31.5"
  • The Shape of Water
Pyrography
34.5" x 36" 

    The Shape of Water

    Pyrography
    34.5" x 36"
  • Transform
Pyrography
30.5" x 28" 

    Transform

    Pyrography
    30.5" x 28"
Carlo Proietto

CARLO PROIETTO

Carlo Proietto: Reverie of Fire
September 1 – September 22, 2020
Reception: Thursday, September 10, 2020 6-8 PM

Italian artist Carlo Proietto has been a forerunner in elevating the technique of pyrography (the art of decorating wood with heated tools or flame) into a fine art form. Proietto’s monochromatic creations, at times offset by solitary splashes of color, are defined by his careful use of line and form within judiciously composed surreal scenes. Lines are clean against visually stark tableaux, lending a sense of drama to the overall effect. A strong energy underlies the two-dimensional look of this stylistic approach, fleshing each figural composition out in a burst of passionate expressionism.

Within his pyrographic art, Proietto is able to create an entirely new mythology reflective of the human experience within the highly urbanized, industrial context of the modern world. In his work, we see glimpses of humans struggling with the mechanisms of the outer world. Amid the imposed order of straight lines and geometric forms, chaos and tension persist as his subjects continue an internal struggle to come to terms with the world into which they have been born.