Marco Lusini: The Colours of the Human Soul, Fiumano Fine Art, 27 Connaught Street, London W2, 4th – 7th July 2015
Marco Lusini (1936-1989) did not initially set out to be a painter but arrived there through a process that involved working in various artistic media. He found inspiration for his paintings in the works of the French poet Rimbaud, the plays of Bertolt Brecht and in the Sicilian landscape at Pantalica. The pictures have strong colours which are a perfect foil for his exploration of the concepts of loneliness, asexuality, melancholy and nature.
It is no surprise that he has been an inspiration to younger generations. Lusini said of his works “I want to leave the viewer free to explore my artwork, listen to his own emotions, embrace them and find his own answers”. An invitation that is still readily taken up today.
There is a small exhibition of his works running concurrently at the American West Valley Art Museum of Arizona in the United States.