COUNTENANCES gallery – contemporary artist – PETRELLI
Contemporary countenances are a very experimental work
These contemporary countenances born from the observation of reality. Life is dynamic. The feelings we experience today, tomorrow will likely change. The style is “Modern Impressionism”. The artist’s research begins with evidence monochrome. The faces are always performed first with a piece of charcoal. Afterwards the strokes are very dry and fast. The first work is a little more realistic. Later this style takes various directions. Some times they are evocative and symbolize moods very dramatic. In all cases the artist never loses sight of the expression of the eyes is most likely alive. There is a story told behind every face. Among the several faces there are those of actresses that become refined and elegant renaissance ladies. They are celebrities inserted between anonymous people. It’s not a casuality. Every person has a story and everyone, at all times, we are helpless in front of the life. Precisely for this reason the contemporary countenances of Michele Petrelli are impressive because one can see the elements strongly realistic.