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"Ich bleibe lieber im Hintergrund" Painting

Sabatino Cersosimo


Painting, Oil on Steel

Size: 49.6 W x 59.1 H x 1.6 D in

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This painting was originally thought as a sort of pendant to "Vom Rhein mit L." (From Rhine with L.) which I did exactly one year ago. Then the concept changed a bit, as it's not the same size as the previous one (that was 100x125, this is 150x126) but still maintains the will of connection through the pose, which is specular to "Lorelei". In this work I wanted a different effect for the skin, that's why I mostly used white and green. As in history, literature and mythology the characters who mostly attract me are the non-heroes, the weak ones, the fragile, the victims, or the "loser", I have thought that the title "Ich bleibe lieber im Hintergrund" (I rather stay in the background) works perfectly with this idea. "Ich bleibe lieber im Hintergrund" (2019), oil and oxidation on welded steel plates (2 panels), 150x126 cm. The reddish/brown parts of the painting are rust, which I obtain with an oaxidation process. The painting is mounted on an aluminium structure which is 4 cm thick.

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Multi-paneled Painting:Oil on Steel

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:49.6 W x 59.1 H x 1.6 D in

Number of Panels:2

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Sabatino Cersosimo was born in Turin in 1974. He studied advertising design and then received a Degree in Painting and Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Turin in 1999. Since 2011 he lives and works in Berlin. Following a line that has its roots in a certain expressionist painting (especially the Viennese Secession) but evolves through the modern mediterranean and english realism, he uses basically two surfaces: metal and wood. Since he mainly paints with oil and oxidation on steel plates, the concepts of time, will and chance have been crucial to the development of his research. Art is historically considered eternal, but Cersosimo's paintings underscore art’s metamorphic nature. Here, we witness artwork as it is developing, shifting, and in some cases, mutating into other forms, much like the elements of nature on the planet. Cersosimo's paintings mirror constellations of humanity in tiny particles. In doing so, they feature many of the commonalities shared among human beings across culture, language, gender, and race.

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