On 22 November Galleria Antonio Colombo in Milan presents Suspicion, the first solo show in Italy by Tom Fabritius, curated by Raffaele Gavarro.
Suspicion features the most recent work of the German artist, a series of paintings using a light, liquid, at times almost gasseous technique. Painting that does not attempt to align itself with the clear impact of the medium in which the images originate. All the scenes, figures and spaces in the paintings of Fabritius, in fact, come from television. They are true frames lifted from the televised continuum, through a photographic survey that is as random as it is constant. The passage from television to photograph to painting is conducted with awareness of movement through the multiple planes that form our environment. Photographing a televised image, in fact, means detaching the scene from the real media plane and bringing it toward that of the “real reality” traditionally documented by photography. The passage to painting is then a further, different distancing. Fabritius traces the slender thread of the identity of images, in search of the secret that makes them persist. A pursuit that touches on thematic tensions, as in this exhibition, in which the paintings convey an atmosphere of ambiguity and, indeed, Suspicion.
Suspicion is accompanied by a catalogue with a text by the curator.
Opening Thur 22 November at 18.30
on view until January 2008