Bruno Rosada for “Tra Luce e Realtà” (2004)

Tra luce e realtà – the painting of Carla Erizzo

Why do you paint? Painting is always a cognitive act, a way of exploring reality, which can not be exhausted, or that does not mean that you should run out, in view of the outer surface of things. And then Carla Erizzo decided not to go beyond the framework, not behind it, as it did for most of the twentieth century, but this side of, in that light that makes things possible, visible, and it is an exploration that calls the viewer to work the vision to participate in the framework of the bill with an essential, clear vision and the stimulus to mental associations.

Carla Erizzo is the daughter of art. I do not know if that means anything. I do not think much to the chromosomes and DNA, I think most of the environment, education, family, individual talent. However his father was a painter. It was an expressionistic flavor of things. Expressionism is always a good starting point. There is respect for reality, and there is the decisive intervention of the subject, tell the artist, which overlaps with that reality, distorts, manipulates, inert matter as long as it is aware of the existence of ‘ artist, recognizing its presence. Yes: it is the matter of man to notice. And not vice versa. And Carla Erizzo (a great degree in Economics and Commerce) to the death of his father decides to continue the work, the stock market refuses to deal with more, if anything, the listing of its cadres. It builds on the experience of his father. At oscillates between impressionism and expressionism, which are not always so divergent as they would like the words. He remains fascinated by Rothko. And a little ‘time to realize that things are not without light. What is the light that brings into being, and his paintings began to writhe on the dialectic between color and light that inspired so many painters of the twentieth century, for example Guidi. The result of the receipt Carla Erizzo also seems a play on words, but there it is: the result of the dialectic between light and color is the brightness. His paintings have failed to represent something, trees and hills homes, deception usual, said Montale, to represent themselves as glow, something very similar to the almanac of Montale, notes, or fosfemi Zanzotto, but seen and decided one wants to represent them graphically.

But his paintings have a name. Octavio Paz once wrote (speaking of Duchamp), which are becoming increasingly important in modern titles of the paintings. I think the title is the other half of the picture, the hidden meaning, hidden and revealed at the same time the representation: reflections, The crack, racing at sunset, red sails, I can continue: are the titles of Carla Erizzo. But search this meaning hidden and revealed, is that first of all, you can see from their titles, to Carla Erizzo things exist, are therefore not a deception, even if they are not represented there. So Carla Erizzo goes beyond the twentieth century that had denied their existence. But it is not, and do not represent them is a clear choice, a way of working, which leads to further knowledge in an ongoing research effort. Then there is the clear consciousness that the relationship with things is guaranteed by the light, and that color is a mere tool of realization of things.
At this point would be enough to eliminate things. So no need to make a painting. But you can. Just do not represent them.

Bruno Rosada