Sunday, 22 April 2012

Omar Galliani

Italian artist, Omar Galliani's chiaroscuro pencil, pastel and ink portraits of young women and a few young men, his subjects' faces are often overlaid with colorful tattoos that look like lightweight lace veils. Each piece shows the intricate connections between emotion, eroticism, graphic expression and meditation: they have a beatific, saintly glow. Beyond the flesh, Galliani seems to find the impulses of the mind itself, and many would say that that extraordinarily introspective quality of his work is even more exceptional than his technical mastery, which so ably highlights the movement in his subjects' faces and figures.

His work really evokes a feeling of the sublime, or emotional or spiritual transcendence.  Such beautiful and deeply moving work.


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