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LUCEBUIO

(...) Here, through a sort of anti-painting (the canvases are the result of controlled flows of paint) Raul Gabriel gives life to a glossy surface full of meanders and clearings, like an extensive and varied geography, called to collect light in its variations of tone, intensity, direction. Where the Divisionists rationally analyze the total in the various chromatic components, Gabriel shatters the whole into as many wholes that place the form in vibration. The divisionist approach, the result of an a priori mechanism, is replaced here by a process implemented by the work itself. In both cases, however, the problem is always capturing the light. (...)

Paolo Bolpagni