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Boundaries Painting

Gioacchino Saltagrillo Gambatesa


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 25.6 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 D in

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Inside the packaging will be included a printed sheet containing the narrative related to this canvas. That's the story behind "Boundaries" painting: Sahara – October 1987 “I have always hated yellow, it is a complicated colour to use: it covers little or does not cover at all. The perception of colour is however a personal, intimate fact. But as you know, enemies must be known better than friends, and so I will tell you about the desert. But I will not tell you about the heat, the sand and the camels, I will tell you about how fleeting the boundary of abandonment is. So in the end my search took me to the Sahara. Together with my guide I reached the edge of the desert, riding my camel with my faithful painting tools at my side. Making slow progress the guide led me to understand with a nod that he had to check the animal's leg, so I nodded back and slowly continued, focusing on the horizon. It took me a few minutes of lazy riding to lose sight of the guide behind a dune and find myself completely alone. All of a sudden I realized the unreality of the place, a sensation I had never experienced before. See, getting lost is an opportunity you come across along the way. I was facing this boundary without knowing what to do. On the one hand the fear of oblivion, on the other the curiosity of wanting to continue. It is like when we were children and eager to look further, risking where adults would not go. In essence, the choice is to cross the border: the boundary between infinity and civilization, between the known and the unknown where one's dominion has no power. Filled with this epiphany, I quickly descend from the camel, grab the easel, position the canvas and immortalize the yellow duality with color.”

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:25.6 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 D in

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Gioacchino Saltagrillo Gambatesa is an italian painter living around the world. The key to read the work of this artist is to pair his painting along with his diary. Every painting belong to a story and every story belong to a place he visited around the world in the past years. I suggest you to read every artwork description to fully enjoy his vibrant canvases. Going down to the nitty gritty...I met Gioacchino on a cool afternoon in the autumn of 1983. Walking along the pavement I met this boy, in his early twenties, with his hands in his pockets staring at the sky. I walked up to him and ironically asked him: "Anything new up there?" He carried on looking at the sky and very seriously said "I already know this light and these colours perfectly, now this is what I call home", then he looked at me straight in the face and said "It's time I dedicate myself somewhere else, don't you think? "  I nodded.   From that day on we became great friends and in these past years we have shared our good and bad times, our travels,our passions and although it pains me to say this, sometimes even our loves.  What I can say about Gioacchino is that he has always been, socially speaking, on the wild side..little inclined to social conventions, to the compromise of being a citizen and having a homeland.  From an early age he used painting as a means of communication and travel as a bridge between his artistic research and his philosophy of life.  I could tell you about the thousand ordeals of Gioacchino Saltagrillo Gambatesa, but I let his art do the talking. I hope that, as was the case for me, by looking at his works and reading his writings, you are able to lose yourself in those remote landscapes and escape far away from this hectic life, even if only for a few minutes.

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