The exhibition “Paolo Masi e Marco Ercolano. Cartoni in concerto” curated by Anthony Molino put into relationship the artworks of Paolo Masi and Marco Ercolano, two artists that through painting have elevated the cardboard, a poor and recycling material, to a piece of art. Paolo Masi is a member of the Pittura Analitica, an artistic movement from the seventies and that in the recent year it finally become internationally recognized. He partecipated to many national and international exhibition as the Venice Biennale in 178 and the Quadriennale di Roma in 1986.
Masi will turn 90 years old next month, 50 of them spent drawing, scratching, cutting and painting cardboard, a material not only poor but also idiomatic. A material that became part of Masi himself, the only way to leave and indelible mark of his existence.
Marco Ercolano for almost thirty years explores the paiting in many ways till the recent experiments presented in this exhibition. Reserved and shy artist, far away from the social media and without no necessity to appear, he works paitning the cardboard as well as Paolo Masi with great results. Sangallo Arte Moderna presents to the public almost thirty artworks of the two artists, in a path that makes the cardboard a new protagonist of the paiting.