A cosmopolitan man from Venice, a painter very
fond of the East. Luigi Ballarin discloses with his painting places and
surroundings full of brightness, with intense and unforgettable colours
and atmospheres, ancient traditions remaining unchanged. Where does he
lead us? To the immense spaces and the incontestable fascination of the
Arabian world. The subjects of his paintings - women wrapped up in
burkas, the concentrated expression of religious people, the vivacity of
souks – represent the vastness of such a culture which is far for us,
but which is made closer by the painter through the view of his soul,
giving the shape of his own truth. The Arabian scenery created by Luigi
Ballarin rise through a sudden shining, which - through rarefied colours
and subtle shape concordances – transforms the smooth flowing of a pose
into a suggestive painting expression. It almost seems that the shapes
become intoxicated by the energy of colours.
The painter sees, discovers, transforms the
alienated and silent views of the surrounding, which remain into his
memory; then he follows the instinct of synthesis, of simplification and
of creative fantasy, and he outlines the most incisive contour lines, so
to search a final total fusion with a fascinating and mysterious world.The
shades chosen among blue, red and yellow lie on the figures, on the
shapes, on the surroundings, with sharp areas giving to the images a
sense of immediate and spontaneous.
In Luigi Ballarin’s art everything concretizes in a rhythmical language,
which leads to a travel into the charm of transfiguration, so to reach
what awakes the spiritual impulses of man’s heart. The glance observes
the inside, catching the most precious senses, and the result is the
expected one. Man and ambient, the values of a culture, the memory of
the made experiences offer the meaning which, without any banalities,
impresses a deep mark of poetical tendency on the audience.
Between vision and reality, between fleetingness and memory, with his
touches Luigi Ballarin collects sensations and rhythms of a civility
deeply experienced, which gets an ecstatic vision through painting.
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