For his solo show in the new spaces of the gallery Ettore Spalletti has originated a series of works – some already prepared, others to be completed for the show – which create a dialogue within and between themselves, between them and the space, between them and the atmosphere. Each work, in fact, can be considered singly, in relation to the others, correlated to the geometric spaces of the place, or in relation to the atmospheric aspect and the changes in the light and air in which the works are immersed.
The perceptive silence that Spalletti’s work imposes on the viewers is pregnant with various degrees of “listening” resulting from the relationships that the viewer wishes to privilege: in a combination of few, sophisticated works, the system of possible relations is, however, immeasurable, beginning with the idea that, as Marco Meneguzzo writes in the catalogue, “The conceptual or, rather, sensual and sentimental aspect that has led him to this rarefied sensibility is to be searched for in his contemplative attitude to the world”.
Silence, then, is the condition for listening and looking, and it is the attainment of this state that allows our journey through Spalletti’s works, one of the most important prerogatives of which is their ability to place the observer in this condition in an absolutely natural manner, i.e. without forcing him to follow contorted conceptual or merely intellectual paths.
Ettore Spalletti born in 1940 in Cappelle sul Tavo Pescara where he resides today.