After the great success achieved in 2020 by his personal exhibitions in Sicily and in Trentino , the works Of Julien Friedler they arrived at Cavour Civic Gallery of Padua .
The personal, visitable until to Sunday 5 September 2021 will host Legends (Mapping II), an exhibition that collects a hundred canvases , many of which are unpublished. It is the result of the research work undertaken with the Mapping macro-project, in which the Belgian artist has been engaged since 2018. The works, which dialogue in space with about ten installations , they want to represent a journey inside that labyrinth that is the human mind , to discover all its facets, also investigating its gray areas.
“What I've tried to do with Mapping is a journey inside the human mind, to capture as much as possible all the facets of the human being. An investigation that I find particularly interesting to do in an era like the one we are living in, in which our society has lost its historical references, from religion to the sense of homeland". explains Julien Friedler.
Color dominates, the privileged tool with which the material power of a piece is expressed to the maximum approach which the art critic Dominique Stella, co-curator of the exhibition with our Carlo Silvestrin, defines as " expressionism magical ”:
“ Like all Mapping's works, these too presented in Padua are linked to this magical expressionism that characterizes Friedler's style, they appear as shreds of abstract territories, torn from the earth, from space, a cartography of mental landscapes, linked to Nature itself , profound and essential that is revealed in the dream or in a barely conscious state of awareness. There is, in Mapping, a claim to color and the emergence of an invisibility that serves as a passage between here and elsewhere, revealing thoughts, sensations that reconnect us to life, hope, mystery and the disturbing reality of the world” – Dominique Stella.
Promoted by the Cimi Cultural Association (installation by CD Studio d'Arte) in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Padua, the exhibition will be open to the public with free admission on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 19.00, and from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00.