David Tremlett

Padiglione d'arte Contemporanea

David Tremlett’s exhibition consisted of both large wall drawings and a small series of drawings on paper. This concise retrospective, the English artist’s first in Italy, was organized by Marco Meneguzzo. Tremlett is well known for using a completely manual process to execute mural paintings (or to have them executed). He favors pastels in colors similar to those of construction materials: the gray of stone, the brown of wood, the red of terra-cotta and of bricks. Unlike Sol LeWitt, whose point of departure is the exhibition site, and who defines forms and applies colors according to preordained mental relationships, Tremlett uses spaces to evoke other spaces, those that were part of his experiences during trips to Africa, Central America, and Oceania. Thus the point of departure for this work is the visited site, from which the artist conjures up certain traces that are shared by his

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