Acrylic cityscape paintings
Giovanni Pulze, “Paris Angel,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in.

Artist Giovanni Pulze is relocating his “Metropolitan Angels” collection of acrylic cityscape paintings to the East Coast for the first time after the summer showcase at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco.

Acrylic cityscape paintings
Giovanni Pulze, “New York Angel,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

From the art show organizers:

The Italian artist, well known throughout Europe, will soon be exhibiting in the heart of New York City which — with its endless and everlasting energy and being such a fascinating crossroads for so many expressions of the human mind, heart, and soul — plays as the perfect scenario for this second American staging.

With “Metropolitan Angels,” a collection of colorful acrylic paintings, Pulze represents a current condition: human isolation in a world dominated by technology and superficiality. But he does not stop there, as the essence of his works is actually a message of hope.

Acrylic cityscape paintings
Giovanni Pulze, “London Angel,” 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

Each of the cities featured in the paintings is easily recognizable, thanks to some of the most famous landmarks that play as the perfect scenario for what the artist feels the urge to say: In spite of so much activity, such large crowds and bright colors, individuals are lonely and trapped in their own rhythms. Yet those rare beings, symbolized by angels, who are open to dialogue and to deeper connections — offering hope for a sense of community which was thought lost and forgotten — are present everywhere: in each painting, in each city, and everywhere in the world.

Acrylic cityscape paintings
Giovanni Pulze, “Hollywood Angel,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 31.5 x 31.5 in.

The problem then switches from the lack of relationships, which is solved by the presence of the angels, to the ability of perceiving their presence. It is interesting to notice that in Pulze’s artworks, the first to notice the angels are children and animals, those with the most candid hearts — and not by chance. The artist’s ultimate message is that we should never give up. Rather, we should learn to recognize and approach those around us who are open to a real dialogue, one that we have too often ignored.

Acrylic cityscape paintings
Giovanni Pulze, “City Angel,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

The exhibit will be hosted by MAISON10, a stunning concept store and gallery space which was developed around the concept that giving back is paramount, thus sharing values similar to those of Giovanni Pulze. The key is the number 10 embedded in the name of the gallery: 10-week-long exhibitions, 10 artists at a time, 10% of proceeds to charities.

“Metropolitan Angels” is on view through February 16, 2019 at MAISON10 (New York, NY).


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