16th May - 29th June 2024

Emanuele Becheri, born in Prato in 1973, graduated from the Florence Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He has always been interested in drawing, which he has studied in a variety of ways - experimenting with drawing in total darkness, then through photography, video and music, and finally through sculpture and terracotta.  The relationship between drawing and sculpture is not a concept but, according to Becheri, a reverberation. There is a relationship of resonance - which you feel mainly in the terracotta, a tension in the gesture, a vibration in the line, a complicity where certain details in the drawing resonate in the sculpture just as certain details in the sculpture resonate in the drawing. 
In his abstract, monochrome forms, Emanuele Becheri seeks light in sculpture, something he also sought in his earlier work, in drawing. Once again, it would be misleading to see this as a reminiscence of the work of old masters. If you ask him about a dialogue between his sculpture and the great masters, Becheri replies: "In 2016, in the group exhibition The Lasting at the Galleria Nazionale di Roma,I found myself with one of my works (Shining,2007, luminescent burrs of snails sculpting a black background for photographic backgrounds) next to Impression de Boulevard and Ecce Puer by Medardo Rosso. That was the first spark. And later, in the exhibition De Scultura, curated by Saretto Cincinelli, at Casa Masaccio (2018), I showed my terracottas for the first time, creating a tête-à-tête with what was beginning to interest me more and more closely; a game of glances, revisions, tracking, the unique and rare possibility of seeing my works several times in rooms strictly intended and shared with old masters, imagining finding roots that only the real presence of the sculptures, in that shared space, could reveal."
Parmi les principales expositions personnelles d’Emanuele Becheri, on peut noter: Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris (2020), Museo Novecento, Florence (2020), Galleria Fuori Campo, Sienne (2019), Galerie RITAURSO, Milan (2015), MAN, Nuoro (2013), Galerie Gregor Podnar, Berlin (2010), Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2009) et  PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Ferrare (2009).
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