Julien Spianti

The Face of the Place

While the modern painting, since Bacon at least, has made a sort of figurative leitmotif of the destruction of face and body, the work of Julien Spianti, in almost musical contrast, adds to that pathetic representation of the body its spatial correlation: What if the place, as it was in medieval aesthetics, becomes the locus translativus that Albert the Great spoke of; in other words, a face-place space that enable the complexity of the state of the soul to enters the world of pure visibility.

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