Desire Painting: Mezzo Mezzo Gio, 2019

Basel 2019
acrylic on aluminum and jute net, wooden frame
160.0 x 125.0 x 125.0 Size (cm)
63.0 x 49.2 x 49.2 Size (in)
David Renggli brings the microstructure of the linen on the canvas to a macro-level, like detailed zooming-in of the canvas material through which we gaze on color planes that become a support of paint. In his earlier works from the Desire Painting series, Renggli worked with floor plans of luxury apartments as form-giving elements and symbols for desire and abstract thinking. In these recent paintings, the point of reference is Venice, exploring its imagery through the city’s architectural vernacular and imagery such as the gondola boat, the ferro and the hats of the gondoliers.