To comprehend the artistic life of Licio Passon you cant neglect his belonging to his homeland of the Friuli region and his truest and most profound values of a rustic life that he has made his own and not revisited as a faded memory.
It is said that in the early ages , travellers from all over the word would visit Venice. When they left ,a popular memento would be the purchase of a very realistic painting. The idea was to bring the city home with them. Paintings were created as exact replicas of the various canals of Venice. Licio Passon ,born in Udine, Italy, paints in this realistic manner. When studying Passon s paintings up close you may notice that each brick has three to four colours. You may also notice how each brick forms new colour when depicted on the blue-green water of the canal. The buildings reflected the centuries of life and decay , while the water seems to move in constant ripples across the canal. Flowers spring down from balconies , while algae grows up from the water. Passon is one of the rare artists who requires days, weeks and months to finish a single painting. His patience for perfection allows him to stand apart from other artists who produce larger quantities. His tiny brush allows him to create subtle changes in colour but increases the time spent on individual paintings. Passon generally paints 20-25 paintings a year ,including the small amounts of portraits and still life he finds enjoyment in. Licio Passon uses the techniques of antiques masters to create modern day paintings of Venice. Many of the most refined collectors still request this accurate look of a vacation they took to a foreign place. It is said the paintings can from everyday life. Their beauty and space for thought allows one to imagine themselves in the paintings peace.
2000 Fiera di Padova , esposizione alla Florece Art Gallery di Firenze
2001 Fiera di Bologna ,esposizione a St. Poul de Vence Nizza ed a Parigi
2002 Fiera di Bologna , Fiera di Bari , esposizione permanente alla Florence Art Gallery , Firenze
2003 Esposizione alla Sala Barna, Barcellona , Spagna , Nuovo Realismo alla Galleria Marieschi di Milano
2004Esposizione all ARTEXPO di New York ed in permanenza alla Decorative Expressions di Atlanta , Georgia U.S.A.
Simic Galleries - la Jolla & Carmen, California
Simic galleries Scottsdale, Arizona
Reih Fine Art Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Art and Frames by Wood Coronado California
2005Tetralogia della Natura TERRA, Galleria Marieschi Milano
ARTEXPO di New York marzo 2005
Aprile , DIECI ANNI , 1995-2005 breve viaggio nellarte contemporanea , Galleria Marieschi Milano
2006Esposizione in permanenza alla Florence Art Gallery , Firenze
Decorative Expressions di Atlanta , Georgia U.S.A.
2007 Esposizione in permanza : alla Florence Art Gallery, Firenze
DE Fine Art di Atlanta , Georgia U.S.A.
Lee Hayden Gallery , OHIO U.S.A.
ARTEXPO New York , U.S.A. 1-5 marzo
Future Shows: Downey Gallery , Santa Fe New Messico : October 2007