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  • Davide Balliano, Untitled_0209, 2021, plaster, gesso, and varnish on linen, 20 × 20".

    Davide Balliano, Untitled_0209, 2021, plaster, gesso, and varnish on linen, 20 × 20".

    Davide Balliano

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

    For his first solo show in Milan, Davide Balliano presented a selection of thirteen recent works, revealing the recent evolution of his rigorously abstract art. Balliano uses very few elements: plaster and gesso, which bear witness to his affinity for sculpture and architecture, plus varnish and the support, in this case linen. Color is limited to a warm white, the consistency of which changes depending on the amount of water added, and a deep black, as silky and opaque as a blackboard. The compositions follow a concise grammar, always based on a combination of semicircles and straight lines

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