PATRIZIA NOVELLO_Milan, 1978
Patrizia Novello graduated in Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. The minimalistic view of the way she paints describes a careful survey of the landscape, which, taking the initial starting point from the real observation of the place, is articulated in a reduction process of its chromatic structure.
Inspired by the postcard format, Novello manipulates the natural vision by making it an archetypal graphic structure that portrays its landscape, its rare-factuality, its balance and proportions being studied and meditated: by reducing itself in artistic action, the proportions between the planes, the prevalence of a certain chromaticism, the measurement of natural elements, the reading of architectural presences, driven to a simple and complex analytical image. If the silent thrust are always the great masters of the twentieth century, Novello knows how to prevail the coherent logic of her research that, evolving from the previous stages, now comes to new suggestive instances and intriguing assertions she enriches its colour and visual syntax with: powerful use of colour, of the written word, the temporality of an effective and deeply meditated execution.
Her geographies give a new map of the real to the eyes, capable, through the composition of her generation, to reach its deep soul, its structural impacts that, far beyond the visible, root in the extreme limit of the invisible. Colour, space, landscape elements correspond to each other and are reflected in their intrinsic accuracy by the artist who looks beyond the margin of the contingent. The rational overcoming of the visible logic in Novello becomes the opening of our eyes to the beauty of poetry, to the fascination of mystery, to the test of the subjective sensitivity that moves, fleeing the shades of colour, to every limit of the truth.