Daniele Presta | Art and Sharp.
This is my creative space where I share, collect and expose my artworks.
Art and Sharp describes the essence of whatever I place in it.
My definition of ART is about ideas, dreams, feelings or anything which is not quite contained or defined.
I just know that art is my joy. It feels good.
However, I need some extra elements to find passion and focus: my art needs energy.
I believe that such energy comes from different sides or views that are suddenly put together.
All this may sound a bit too abstract or quite far from our daily reality. It is actually quite simple.
Just imagine a cut, an explosion, a high contrast of shapes and colors.
Try to visualize something… SHARP!
Channel this energy by using something sharp and imagine we cut some fabric of our reality. Something strange and electrifying emerges…
Something energetic, moving and hopefully harmonious is now in front of us: a stretch of space, a pleasant shape and some dreaming colors. This combination is ART and SHARP.
What I do is more like being an explorer than an artist. My explorer’s tools are my experience and observations but what I present to you is actually already out there.
So please be part of it while you enjoy my artworks. Follow me for comments
SHARP FOUNTAIN 15 | Daniele Presta | Art and Sharp.
Sharp fountain 15 is an artwork that comes from many inspirations. It is obvious my tribute to Lucio Fontana, whose concepts have deeply pushed me to find new solutions and explore new areas of my creativity. Fontana’s “collection of nature” is clearly present here. The great artist’s shapes were made by cutting a gash across a sphere of terracotta clay, which Fontana subsequently cast in bronze, in my case I placed that on a canvas. The iconic incision is a ‘vital sign’, signalling ‘a desire to make the inert material live’. I love the density of matter and like Fontana I feel the need to leave a ‘living sign’ of the artist’s presence. A sharp cut of life, a fountain of inspiration.
Reflective Abstract Canvas Sculpture Art
Glossy resin, metallic paint, acrylic, glossy heavy gel and polystyrene on deep gallery stretched canvas.
No framing is required.
Size: 23″ x 18″ X 1.5″ (depth)
Size: 60cm x46cm x4cm (depth)
SHARP ENERGY 1 | Daniele Presta | Art and Sharp.
This artwork was inspired by a journey of contrasts and intense energy. The idea was to maximise the intensity of black shapes by placing them near the purity of golden energy.
I felt like I explored new areas of what I consider exciting and then I reflected my vision on my canvas. The final result is some sort of bizarre planet.
It is something hard to describe with words.
Perhaps my work is somehow close to lava surrounded by water. An exciting and intense contrast of elements.
Mixed Media Painting
Black Reflective Abstract Canvas Sculpture Art
Black glossy resin, black gouache, gold leaves, glossy heavy gel and polystyrene on deep gallery stretched canvas.
Back is also painted. No framing is required.
Size: 24″ x 18″ X 1.5″ (depth)
Size: 61cm x46cm x4cm (depth)
Note: the painting is highly glossy. It was designed to reflect indoor and natural lights.
Ancient glow 1 – 2016 ■ Daniele Presta | Art and Sharp.
An ancient glow is emerging from the mysterious structures of a forgotten time. The black monolithic shapes look silent and almost frozen in time. Despite their solidity, there is a vibrant blue stream that seems to follow a precise geometry. It is an intense and alive energy. Perhaps it represents an ancient aura from a lost past of excellence and great knowledge. Maybe it is a dark evocation of self destruction. “Ancient glow 1” is a window from where it is possible to observe a tangible reminder of the importance of balance and wiseness.
Daniele Presta | Art and Sharp.