On Thursday 2 April at 4.30 pm, under the patronage of the Lions Club Gubbio, Piazza Grande, the personal exhibition of the Tuscan artist Massimo Turlinelli will be inaugurated in the prestigious location of the Diocesan Museum in Gubbio, with the evocative title Trees as Thoughts. '' A project of rare poetry and beauty '', explains Catia Monacelli, head of the museum and curator of the exhibition, '' in which the artist's extraordinary technical skill blends with the poetics of the spirit and that of nature, in a happy union in which the absolute protagonist is the tree, a symbol of life, of roots, but also of suspension between the earth and the sky. The tree represents man, in his ambivalence, in this continuous search, torn between an earthly life and the tension that leads him to look up, beyond the clouds. We are certainly in front of a unicum in the contemporary art panorama, as Massimo Turlinelli takes months and months to create his works, in which nothing is left to chance, but he starts from a meticulous graphic studio. Eighteen pencils divided into the three primary colors accompany his mantra on paper, tireless and slow, which makes you lose sight and sleep, does not erase and you do not go back. Massimo Turlinelli is a lucid madman, an architect of dreams who replicates, aware of the fragility of what he builds, sand castles by the sea. "
Born in the Marche region, in Fermo, the artist graduated from the State Art Institute of his city, and then attended the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, where he graduated in 1981 and where he currently lives. Turlinelli is one of the very few artists who works in polychrome pencil, a technique inexcusably left on the margins of official art. Using it, the artist highlights and reveals the centrality of a rational control, of a mental process that organizes the restitution of the vision, finding the deepest truth in his own interpretation, tailored to his own experience. The presentation will be attended by Rita Cecchetti, president of the Gubbio Piazza Grande Lions Club and by the art history teacher, Caterina Calabresi, who will introduce us to the surreal atmosphere of the artist.