Antonio Colombo presents, for Little Circus, the special project space inside the gallery, the solo show by Olinsky entitled “Nostalgia”.
Olinsky, the legendary painter over the age of 100 from Western Slavonia has withdrawn from public life for many years now, leaving his archives in the hands of Prof. Paolo Sandano, who curates his exhibitions. For this occasion a large series of paintings on canvas and panels, of small to medium size, will be shown, in which the artist pays tribute, with a bit of appealing irony, to his favorite themes of art history. The works are very different from one another, and bear signs of the influence of artistic currents that were in vogue at the time they were made, ranging from Futurism to Impressionism, Realism and so on. Olinsky, in fact, born way back in 1886, has had the opportunity to absorb different ways of seeing and reproducing thoughts through a wide range of techniques, from the most dated to the most contemporary.
Prof. Paolo Sandano, curator of the Olinsky Archives, tells us that the master wants to pay homage, with this “work/installation”, to a painting by Watteau, L’Enseigne de Gersaint, one of his favorite artists.
The exhibition will also include an original short film, Olinsky by Bart Herreman, and texts recently written by Ivan Quaroni and Giorgio Zanchetti about the artist will be available.