Barbara Piatti. The Painter.
At first I was surprised to see that the intensive program of her show was so rich. There was oil on canvas and Chinese ink on paper, New Yorker city scenes, landscapes and people, just life. Delicate and sensitive movements, full of wonderful pointed accents, gave the paintings depth and another dimension.
Barbara Piatti is a narrator. Her paintings are talking about life, meeting people and at the same time they are a diary of her unsaturated curiosity. But there is something else, there is mathematic movement. You could probably compare and describe a part of her works with a mathematic formula. What you can see on canvas and paper is just amazing, don’t let you go anymore, because behind the clear and structured way of painting you discover a new romanticism. Even small works possess high qualities. They need space and they take it. Piatti’s works are philosophical and precious. You sink into them; feel the force of nature and the author’s power. She is a traveler, always looking for what could be next: invisibility, unspeakable things and what is proper for discoverers: to surmount horizons, to open new perspectives.
Her art reflects all the contrasts life (her life) is giving to us. With her techniques and intelligent presence she is always able to create harmony, in spite of quoted contrasts, a harmony what makes us really dreaming. In her strong presence the works wake up our demands and longings to share the artist’s unsaturated curiosity. B.P. the painter, like she calls herself, but she is much more for me. She is a painter, philosopher and a contemporary traveler, but always an artist. She is a discovery. In business language (market report) you can call it a small cap, and for you?
- Jean Kaempf, Germany
Barbara Piatti studied Fine Arts in Basel and then studied philosophy and art history at the University of Zurich.
In 1988 she became the main student of the Irish painter "Reginald Gray" in Montparnasse and then a member of VISARTE, a society of Swiss artists in Paris.
2019: soon Art3f Paris 1-3 February 2018 : Art3f Paris International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Church of St Martin in Sigloy "Contradictions" Asphalt & H20 p> Art3f Bordeaux Orléanese Artists at the Collegiate Church of St Pierre le Puellier 2017: "Cuba & Iran" at the Château Trousse-Barrière in Briare "Beijing Snapshot" Art Garden 318 in Beijing Art3f Paris
2016: "Cuba & Iran" Kulturforum Breitenbach, Basel, Switzerland "Marriage of the opposites" Church of St Martin de Sigloy, Loiret, France
2015: "Cambodia & China" IWP in Basel,CH
2014: "Trilogy of Chinese Cities" Zaglmaier Gallery in Halle, Germany "Trilogy of Chinese Cities" at Caretta & Weidmann in Zurich
2013: "Trilogy of Chinese cities" Kulturforum Breitenbach, Basel, Switzerland "Hong Kong Short Cuts" Imagine Gallery in Beijing "Confluence" at the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing etc. Exhibits since 1990 in France, Paris, Germany, and Switzerland and since 2008 in China, Beijing
résidence d'artiste à Pékin avec Imagine Gallery et solo show Tianjin Port Museum "16 artistes internationales",Chine Invité à la competition à la Cité de l'or "premier prix de peinture" St-Amand Montrond des oeuvres en collection publique: Mairie de Sully sur Loire Hoffmann-la Roche AG ABN AMRO Banque Hôpital Suisse de Paris
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