The Italian painter Simon Pasini is one of those contemporary artists who gladly stand on the shoulders of the Old Masters in order to get a better view of the boundless potential of painting. He captures the light in a masterly manner in his interiors and city scenes, in a similar fashion to his celebrated predecessors (such as the Venetian Masters Giorgione, Titian and Veronese). This gifted painter makes it very evident that he has been classically trained and that he is a master of the fresco technique in the way that he goes about his work.
Simon Pasini would be perfectly capable of painting anything that crossed his path, yet he has a strong preference for interiors and scenes featuring people who seem unaware that they are there. They are completely engrossed in their daily activities.
The daring use of perspective and the undogmatic approach to composition are typical of Pasini’s impressive, inventive and unique working methods.
Pasini manipulates light and colour and moulds reality to his own will. The layered painting style is integral to the interaction between the various elements that dominate the scene as well as to the dialogue between the painter and his material.
In this way, interiors, street scenes and cityscapes come into being, all bathed in a hazy light where enervating chiaroscuro effects induce sensations of colour and light. In his unique and inimitable fashion, the artist creates a poetic world alternately dominated by shrouded or evocative, passionate or placid accents. Each individual painting is a moment in time: personal observations and sensations are sublimated and preserved as timeless and unique experiences. Time stands still and life itself slows down in order to mark time for just a moment.
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