ARTisSpectrum Vol. 31, May 2014 - page 105

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The 2014 Chelsea International
Fine Art Competition Exhibition
August 22 - September 11, 2014
Reception: Thursday August 28, 2014 6-8PM
F
lavio Pellegrino
calls his work “a universe of colorful sensations,”
and in his paintings color takes on a central role. Working in oils
on canvas, he creates images in which patterns of color reveal a
fully realized world. With a palette that ranges from yellows and
oranges to grids of black and white, he gives each image a sense
of space and light. In his paintings, the balance of bright shades
vs. subtle tones results in a feeling of depth and movement. That
feeling is enhanced by the energy with which he applies his paints
to the canvas. Each brushstroke comes across as a small burst of
energy, and those bursts intersect with each other in a way that
gives his canvases both delicacy and force.
The artist says that he aims to capture “pure moments, full of
boundless energy.” That energy makes itself felt across a broad
range of subjects, infusing each with Pellegrino’s vitality. Whether
he is depicting a field of flowers, a nighttime cityscape, or is giving
life to words that are directly painted onto the canvas, the artist
makes each image come alive. “The small occurrences of daily
life are powerful events,” he notes, and in his works that power is
vividly felt.
I Want Oil on Canvas 48” x 36”
Flavio Pellegrino
Marcin Ryczek: A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper 17.5” x 32”
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