Cosmos Navigators II: Raimondo Galeano

For Immediate Release

Date
November 14, 2018 - December 2, 2018

New York, NY – NonFinito Gallery is pleased to present Cosmos Navigators, the galleries’ first solo exhibition featuring Italian artist, Raimondo Galeano. The exhibition curated by Mariangela Manica, has been on view since October 11, 2018. Due to the extraordinary response of both the art critics and the general public, some new additional pieces by the so-called Illuminated Painter were recently added to the exhibit. The new works will be on view until December 2, 2018.

A New Glow in the Dark Show
Thursday, November 15th, 2018

On the occasion of the display of these new pieces, Jennifer Adriana and Tommaso Cartia Public Relations, will produce an interactive glow in the dark show on Nov. 15th, at the gallery. In conjunction to this event, thanks to the intercession of Jennifer Adriana, Galeano’s piece, America, retailing for $3500, has gone up for auction at the prestigious Columbus Citizens Foundation to benefit the scholarship fund. That’s truly an honor and a great accomplishment for Galeano at his first showcase in the USA, and shows how much the Italian and the Italian-American community have welcomed and appreciated the artist’s genius. This specific event it is in fact geared, predominantly, towards prominent personalities from the Italian and the Italian-American community in New York, building a bridge between the two countries in preservation of the Italian culture.

 America, the piece that has gone for auction at the Columbus Citizens Foundation

America, the piece that has gone for auction at the Columbus Citizens Foundation

About Raimondo

Raimondo Galeano was born in Catanzaro, Italy, in 1948. When he was only three years old, his family moved to Bologna which would become his adoptive city. In the 1970’s he used to work as a sound technician for a company which imported musical instruments from the USA. This allowed him to get in touch with some of the greatest Italian singers like Mina and Gianni Morandi. It was on the occasion of a concert held at a nightclub in Bologna that he met artists Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and Franco Angeli, known as the belli e dannati (the beautiful and the damned).

He was so fascinated by their works that he decided to join them in Rome thus entering the world of art during the thriving atmosphere of the Italian Pop Art season which had a reference point in the so-called “Scuola di Piazza del Popolo”. Although he was strongly affected by those artists who had soon become his friends and colleagues, Galeano was looking for his own innovative form of art.

 Artist Raimondo Galeano interacting with one of his light creations.

Artist Raimondo Galeano interacting with one of his light creations.

Painting with the Light

His enduring research for a style tha he could call his own, came to a substantial turning point when he had the idea to adopt a painting technique based on a very creative use of special luminescent pigments and powders. Based on this first intuition, Galeano would then perfectionate his tecnique by studying science and physic, adapting Isaac Newton’s ideas to his art. Starting from the notion that colors only exit if revealed by means of light, light itself becomes the only instrument able to give life and forms to the objects around us.

Painting with a brush of light is Galeano’s ultimate goal. His indefatigable experimentation in this direction allowed the artist to collaborate with art realities such as the “Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea” in Rome. An important stepping stone that allowed the artist to gain exposure and visibility among the international art scene. Galeano is also an excellent communicator and he approaches his artistic material as a mission that he likes to share with the world also on an academic level. His workshops are very popular among art students in Italy and the rest of Europe, and the USA will be next!

More Information

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, and by appointment.

For all press inquiries, contact
Mariangela Manica +1 917 420 2513 mmanica@nonfinitogallery.com
Josh Fayer +1 646 963 1515 jfayer@nonfinitogallery.com

International Inquiries, contact
Annalisa Bianca +39 393 365 7760

Public Relations Inquiries
Jennifer Adriana +1 (917) 887-3458 jen@jenniferadriana.com
Tommaso Cartia +1 (929) 228-9706 tommaso.cartia@gmail.com