Roberto Pitella - Expanded Art
To work with Art is to understand and reflect feelings. It is to translate into words, images, sounds and forms, what goes through the human soul. In a proposal that will be more Universal the greater the artist's plunge, in the depths of his own being. There are artists who manifest themselves in an intuitive way. Others, however, bring with them an analytical look, which delve into studies on what goes on in the mind of those who observe and use art to portray us.
This holistic view is present in the work of Roberto Pitella. In addition to intense artistic work, as a visual artist, teacher and curator, he brings academic training in Psychology. And it offers us images of depth, density, precision in capturing feeling and the challenge to the observer who identifies himself in his works, they are a striking feature of an artist who uses his own art to offer paths, in the processes of reflecting , research, discuss and create.
It is impossible not to dive into works such as “Memory and Desire”. The resourcefulness in the contrast between the light and the dark, the movement, the passage of time, everything impresses, for the way we are portrayed and we see ourselves analyzed with such precision. There are present fears, memories of the past not yet lived and the future that is repeated. “Letters from exile” lead us to read between the lines the messages we send to ourselves, when we are far, far from who we think we are.
This admirer of Walt Whitman uses photography to transform words, chronicles, poetry into images that he assembles as if in text. Images that count emotions. The mastery of Art and the comprehensive vision naturally lead to curation. Because there is in the visual communication that Pitella establishes, a sense of orientation and, even more, of revelation, when he, in his words, tears our layers, exposes the most human in us, indicates paths and suggests possibilities, helping us in the process of perception, renewing our view of ourselves, where the hallucinatory component can be present and will have to be understood and interpreted by the observer.
Roberto Pitella expands creative, imagery, psychological horizons. In love with dry leaves, he has the gift of expanding the image, life and death. And so, it presents us with a new art. An art to show that we can go far beyond the limits that we impose ourselves.