Marco Tirelli is an artist with a deep sense of what lies beyond. With his ability of aesthetic contemplation, he captures not only the phenomenal dimension, but also the mysterious and enigmatic sense of things. His artworks-large paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations-do not show objects but their echoes. Tirelli invites us to lose ourselves in the threshold between illusion and reality, until it becomes impossible to determine whether he has abstracted things or imbued ideas with tangibility. Ideas are very important to him and he thinks that technique should derive from those ideas as the method of representing them. They stem from his imagination rather than from nature or actual objects. Beyond any mimetic-figurative impulse, his architectures of the spirit reside in that uncertain and unsure limbo between being and not being, appearing and disappearing, light and shadow.
Opening 9.6.2018, 2-7pm Axel Vervoordt Gallery Kanaal