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Domenico Bianchi at Ronchini Gallery

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Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present the first UK solo exhibition of works by the renowned Italian

artist, Domenico Bianchi. Working in wax, precious metals, wood, and oil paint, Bianchi laboriously

pours, carves, shapes, and successively layers molten materials by hand into graceful, organic,

abstract shapes, which then harden to become multi-sensory paintings.


Born in 1955 in Rome, Bianchi became one of the emerging artists of La Nuova Scuola Romana ,

where he exhibited his work alongside fellow Arte Povera artists such as: Jannis Kounellis, Mario and

Marisa Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, amongst others. Bianchi was specifically influenced by

these artists’ artistic approach to spatiality, which still influences his current practice.


Bianchi is also influenced by light, and the lines and patterns it can form in both shadows and

illuminations. He creates his works organically, without a pre-determined pattern or shape in mind.

He states: “the shape of the artwork does not rely on ideal geometry, but an abstract project which

allows itself to be determined by the technique.”


Bianchi’s works often feature circles and spheres representing infinity and perfection, while allowing

for gestural strokes and slight variations of the hand. Working on large surfaces, the compositions of

Bianchi’s works envelope the viewer and become reverential entities. The use of wax in paintings

itself, is a nod to the artist’s heritage, as it can be traced to the encaustic painting of the Roman

period.


This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.K. but he has had several important museum solo

exhibitions including: Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1994, and MACRO in Rome in 2003.

Additionally, he has participated in several Venice Biennale’s, including in 1993 as a solo artist. He is

in the permanent collection of renowned institutions worldwide including: the Museum of Modern

Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MOCA and the Paul Getty Museum, both Los

Angeles; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Domenico Bianchi (b. 1955, Rome, Italy) studied at


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