Moto ondoso stabile at Z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Roma

Moto ondoso stabile (Average Waves in Unprotected Waters) includes works by Jinn Bronwen Lee, Neil Gall, Rezi van Lankveld, Nazzarena Poli Maramotti, Alessandro Sarra, Jessica Warboys and it provides an occasion for fresh reflection on certain specific aspects of the medium of painting, beginning from the suggestion offered by the title – taken from a short story by Anne Tyler – and recalls the drawing of waves, an evenly rippled sea, and therefore the idea of an irregular surface permeated by irrepressible, continuous movement.

Work after work, Moto ondoso stabile is traversed by such movement, which is translated into unstable, jagged surfaces, clots of gestures and brushstrokes capable of generating vaguely indescribable forms and figures that emerge as presences and apparitions in a disarticulated and inhomogeneous space (no longer organically coherent in classical sense) that are apparently abstract, multicentric.

The show includes works that evoke a figuration supported by a simply unintended, playful or automatic approach, emerging almost unwittingly; a figuration that is in dialogue with the dimension of the painting as object and reinterprets it; an idea of impermanent definition and temporariness, of combat  with the image, of balance or contrast between the qualities and the structure of the supports and the signs and brushstrokes on the surface, as if their rhythmic progression were  reacting with the support’s material nature like a subterranean current.


Moto ondoso stabile with Jinn Bronwen Lee, Neil Gall, Rezi van Lankveld, Nazzarena Poli Maramotti, Alessandro Sarra and Jessica Warboys
Curated by Davide Ferri

Z2O Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome
Through February 3