The BACKUP exhibition, by Svetislav Martinovic and Francesco Zavatta, opens on Saturday 3 October at 6.00 pm, at the ZAMAGNI art gallery in Rimini.
Their work is united by formal issues that can be traced back to a single geometric element: the line. Through painting, in oil for Zavatta and watercolor for Martinovic, the trace of the line is filled with references and memories stored in this strange historical period by the two artists. This is BACKUP, literally a safety copy of memories, made during the lockdown on canvas, on board and on paper.
In the urban environment of Martinovic, an artist of Macedonian origin whose work is strongly linked to his architectural studies, the vertical, horizontal and crossed lines arise above the rooftops, in a dark and shadow-filled atmosphere.
The colors of Zavatta, with the intense Prussian blue, are instead the sea of Rimini, his city, where the presence of the 'briccola', and the ropes tied to it, are lines that become reference points for navigation and therefore for humans.