Vernon Gallery, Prague: Paolo Ciabattini – Feeling Shapes

Paolo Ciabattini – Feeling Shapes
Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

26. 3. – 9. 5. 2015


Gallery Vernon presents a new exhibition by an Italian artist living in Milan, Paolo Ciabattini, whose large-scale paintings shall uncover the artist‘s abstract and intimate mind landscapes.


Paolo Ciabattini, born in Milan, 1961, graduate of architecture and design at the San Raffaele University of Rome and interior design at IED in Milan; has been attracted by art since he was young. He chose first to focus on architectural studies and obtained a degree in architecture. He became a respected architect and building designer. But his passion for arts and painting never faded. He felt so much attached to the world of arts that he decided to enroll for the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan to study art history and painting.


After experiencing figurative painting, he moved to abstraction. He paints with a strong sense of intimacy, as if his intent were to unveil his own personal world, full of small, cosmic secrets, which are his private universe.
For Ciabattini, this was a crucial step in his artwork: „The largest studies in painting and drawing are performed on the human body. Once I became closely familiar with shapes of the human body, after having drawn every muscle and bone, I started to decompose and use it in searching for new forms and new truths, which in this case do not stand in front of you as a model, but is necessary to look for them inside yourself. This was like a liberation. Finally I felt that the time had come to seek the true essence of painting through the search for new forms and meanings.“


The opening of the exhibition is held on 26th of March at 18.00 at Gallery Vernon.


Gallery Vernon was founded in 2001 by its director, Monika Burian Jourdan. From the start, Vernon’s objective has been clear: to support quality contemporary art and present it to the public. Its vision is to place Czech and international art side by side as equal partners and look for links between artists who may never have met, but are nonetheless united by something. Gallery is located at Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5, is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday 12 – 7 pm, Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 10.30 am – 6 pm. The entrance fee is 30 CZK, on every first Wednesday of the month free entrance.
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