Inan independent partof its structure, VillaMinghettiwelcomestheContemporary Art Galleryof the painterAgostinoVeroniLivorno. Insideyou canadmire andbuythe works of the“color”.
<<…To paint is to tell what I feel, what strikes me.
Nature is the protagonist of my paintings,
I love to paint “live so I can grasp the essence,
the emotion of the colors that overlap and fuse one in the other…>>
The work of Agostino Veroni begins in that way, he explains it himself. It is originated by the color, the contrast between light and shadow, the strokes that alternate in a never ending evolution, from the need to grasp the present moment, the pure emotion, the true reality, the living reality.
Agostino Veroni was born in Livorno , as a child he shows interest in drawing and colors . At sixteen, by chance, during a dinner at the home of his paternal grandfather he meets the painting master Ferruccio Mataresi . The meeting marks the first decisive step in his career. He begins shortly thereafter,and infact, continues for years to studywith Mataresi with whom he studied classical design. Veroni though does not stop at design itself ;he discovers more and more importance inhis desire for color, and the physical medium on the canvas. The master Giulio da Vicchio encourages him to follow his instincts as a colourist . With the Maestro Masaniello Luschi he explores this concept starting to paint from real life; he researches the coastal areas , the streets of Livorno, the surrounding countryside . After this comes the turning point; Veroni combines first mentally, then on the canvas , the design , the color caught en plein air.
<< … I love painting en plein air to capture
the full value of the impact of natural light on the landscape. >>
<<…Often daily life pushes us away from the simplicity of things,
especially from those “real” ones, everyone is taken by his own passions,
displeasures and specially by his own needs. I would like people to stop
for a moment to savor life, to be happy simply about the fact of “being”,
of having eyes to see the beauty of the sky, senses to enjoy the warmth of the sun…
the lightness to be enraptured by this infinite sea. I would like once to do something
truly beautiful, that I can leave as legacy to everyone and specially to those who have
and don’t know they do… Color and its use are the ways to reach all this.>>
The drawing takes a secondary place behind the chromatic sense given by the combination of colors and the bold energetic brushstroke. In certain paintings it is possible to see an evolution towards the abstract specially in some sea storms where the drawn figure is absorbed by the contrast of colors and the combination of light and shades that favor the pathos. Whatever might be its subject, the painting of Veroni is in like that: True, sincere, intended to grasp the essence of the nature that surrounds him and excites him.
<< …A painting is successful when it manages to convey “something”
to provoke careful study , attention, reflection … >>.
Agostino Veroni, for over twenty years is active on the painting scene of Livorno, his works are in public and private collections, in Italy and abroad. He has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Over the past three years he has shown:
Dec 6 2014 to 4 Jan 2015 at the Galleria l’Aquilegia,Sarzana
Dec 6 2014 to 06 Jan 2015 at the Galleria Chiellini, Livorno
Sep13 -05 Oct 2014 Group Exhibition with Gruppo Labronico at the Palazzo Rospigliosi , Zagarolo, Roma
Aug 01-31 2014 Solo Exhibition “Sardegna ” at the Cantine Surrau in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda,Sardinia
Jun 01 Giugno – 31 Aug 2014 Exhibition at the Galleria Aquilegia, Sarzana
Feb 03-28 2014 Tuscan Art Tour Chicago end Naples (Florida)
Dec 6 2014 to 4 Jan 2014 at the Galleria l’Aquilegia,Sarzana
Dec 6 2013 to 06 Jan 2014 at the Galleria Chiellini, Livorno
Sep 21-18 Oct 2013 Grop Exhibition with Gruppo Labronico at the Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Jul 01 – Aug 31 2013 Group Exhibition at the Marguttiana, Forte dei Marmi
May 4 and 5 Maggio 2013 Group Exhibition at the Arte sui Navigli, Milano
Feb 18-25 Febbraio 2013 Tuscan Art Tour Chicago
Sep 15-29 2012 Group Exhibition with Group Labronico at the Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza
Aug 25 Agosto – 9 Sept 2012 Solo Exhibition at the Scuderie Medicee Castello di Seravezza
Jul 01 – Sept 15 2012 Group Exhibition at the Marguttiana, Forte dei Marmi
Mar 15 -18 2012 at “The Affortable Art Fair “, London
Oct 2011 Group Exhibition at Hotel Explanade, Viareggio
Jun 15- Aug 31 2011 Group Exhibition at the Galleria Mazzoleni, Fort Village, Sardinia
Nov 2010 Group Exhibition at the Galleria Mazzoleni, Alzano Lombardo, Bergamo