parusie - repertorio del piccolo disegno
19 February - 22 April 2005
With a retrospective of small drawings dating from the Sixties to the present day, Galleria Il Ponte presented a personal show dedicated to the artist Renato Ranaldi.
«[...]The hundreds of small drawings collected in the Breviary for Neutral Days often conceal grand dreams, unsettling apparitions, solitary drifts. Rinaldi’s range of imagination often journeys into latitudes from which, on the way back, the drawing suggesting the outlines and traces lacks any restful compensation for itself and provides, instead, amazement to the eyes of others. These are losses of way in which he puts himself at risk, necessary to revelatory recoveries of a possible way out of the all-encompassing fog. What we see in these “micro-events” is the resonant echo from inner abysses fathomed from poetic self-reflection. The vis signativa descends like a drill into the bowels of the unknown by virtue of the penetrating innocence of dreams. What surfaces ignores every rational principle or certainty, exhibiting passports of happenstance. Contrary to the shiny slime of a snail, a drawing winds along by co-penetrating paper and becoming, at the same time, an obscure destiny and haruspex. As soon as the markings irrigate that white desert of the paper sheet, the images welling out establish something of an arcane independence in that vanitas, which exists only in the way they are tangled and delineated, without any rhetorical promise of coherence.