Sincronie (“Synchronies”) is a solo-show by artist Dario Maglionico, curated by Claudia Contu, for the exhibition cycle “Art Rooms” which is set in the picture gallery of the Castle in Legnano, in partnership with the Cultural Department of Legnano’s Municipality. The exhibition project aims to represent the last two years of the artist’s production, that moves ontologically relevant themes, such as human self-perception and the interaction with the environment.
How did you first begin experimenting in this art form?
I’ve never studied art. I’ve always drawn and 13 years ago I started painting with oil, which is the medium I prefer for its brilliance and its long times of workability. I am an observer, so I like to give to each step the needed time to mature.
And how has it developed to the artist you are today?
I’ve always been attracted by the study of time and the concept that the human being has about it. I was initially fascinated by the overlapping of multiple actions carried out by the portrayed subjects, and later I also got interested in the space around them.
At the moment, I am thrilled by the sensory illusion on which we base our perception of the surrounding reality, and by the possibility that the spatial and temporal reconstruction we make is not unique and objective, but endless and subjective.
What are the small things in your studio that make it yours? Are there things that others would not notice?
My Moleskine, my books and a rotating palette I built and I am very proud of. The lists of things to do that I write on the wall on which I use to work.
With your upcoming exhibition, Sincronie what was your creative process like behind creating the content?
Everyday life, all those events we repeat day after day, and that ironically remain less etched in memory. This is what fascinates me.
We chase life in a continuous flow of events. On the canvas, I look for the suspension that is needed to analyse the time and space we live in.
Where did you get your inspiration from for the exhibition?
The concept of “synchrony” is linked to the concept of identity, seen as a coexistence of all the events that identify us. In an eternal present, we are continuously all that we have been.
And lastly what does the rest of 2016 have in store for an artist like Dario Maglionico?
I am planning new collaborations and in a few months there will be an important publication, but at the moment I’m focused on the show.
Thanks for the chat and can’t wait to see the full exhibition
Photographers By: Lorenzo Silvestri and Andrea Santaterra
Castello Visconteo in Legnano
From September 4-18th
Opening hours: Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. & 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.