Michele Petrelli contemporary italian artist,

Describes the modern world through splashes of colour, accurately matched following the nature of colour itself, which settles on objects and reflexes itself through ambiance following the physical laws of light, observing matter in analytic way, but also trascending and abstract it with a personal taste, mere realism.

The choice of sequences is permeated by the heart’s vibrations, more than the ones of the mind and contributes, together with tecnique and big size canvas of the artworks, to create an emotional explosion in the observer. The iconografic style is derived from a personal, “luminous” neo-expressionism. The synthesis doesn’t simply affects the strong line of the palette knife, the fast brushwork, or the reduction to monocromy or bicromy. In these “impressions” Petrelli freezes the most inner expressions……more
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 Michele Petrelli, with an engrossing focus on people (amongst other things) is a storyteller. Like the great Italian author Italo Calvino, he is whimsical, with a caricatured cheekyness, capturing moments of abstract­normality; He describes awkwardness, moments of peril and indifference to being different.
There is also an overall impression that many of Petrelli’s subjects are at ease with themselves ­ a ‘smile on many a dial’, if i may…
In ‘Robbery’, a gang of clownish crooks perform just one of those at an ATM. Credit card in hand, the victim looks back at his assailants as if pleased with his situation and forthcoming financial destruction!
But like any skilled and commendable artist, Michele writes a truly broad narrative. We experience darkness and even horror in ‘Brain eater’ and ‘The Dreams eater 2’. He shares with us an appreciation of the elegance of the female form and its shape when in dance in the more naturalistic and sexy, red, ‘Flamenco’ figurative series.