Lorenzo Marini (b. 1958 | Italian) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Milan, Italy and in Los Angeles and New York. The concept of space and the search for the ideal visual become the paradigm of his painting, which begins from the desire to desensitize the consumer object and its advertising message, stripping a concept down to a simple grid in which the act of commodification is canceled out by the beauty and composition of the elements. In this process of semantic delocalization, Marini works in layers, dividing the canvas up into portions and subtracting the original message from each portion, allowing its structure, or reticule, to emerge. Even color vanishes, leaving white – or silence on canvas – as the undisputed protagonist. The result has great impact: near-monochromatic grids with strong material components, in a subtle balance between the abstract and the rationalist.
Il Giornale, May 3, 2017