“I check out the horizon, bewitched by its immensity.”
Vito Difilippo is born in the south side of Italy, Puglia, in 1988. He’s precisely born in Monopoli, a town lapped by the sea. His artistic production locates its starting point in several elements such as the Tavoliere’s dry and endless sweeps, the limitless blue of the sea and the vastness of Apulian sky. Therefore Difilippo clarifies the mystery of nature on canvas, exploring the painting world as a self-taught. It’s this world that he lives again from the Macchia to abstract informalism. The artist is lured by the things ’essence, by an incessant tension towards the Truth, the Absolute, the Spiritual in art. All this load turns the painter into a philosopher and a oracle, which is able to unveil secrets hidden from the observer’s eye.
In Urban Emotions the artist examines both the city and the space that it sets aside to individual-s emotions. In order to tell his urban narratives, dramas, illuminations and mysteries, Difilippo employs canvas, wood and cardboard.These materials are used to corroborate the concept of the artist epiphany which is as independent as wild. This series is a unique piece in the panorama of contemporary art and it’s shaped to be as a path that leads from disorder to catharsis. It’s none other than a visual anabasis that drives the viewer from infernal forges to light.
Essenze, 2008, is the series that smells real while moving in on things’ core genuinely and magnificently. This is a series based on the balance of colour and shapes and it represents a return to order in the artist’s poetry. Indeed he makes use of canvas with more simplification and pureness. The abstraction and clarification process reaches the extreme and the artist’s style actualises itself in a mixture of shapes, summarised in an elementary language made up by coloured areas.
AA is an intense series, sanguine and almost violent born in 2019. Difilippo covers a new road, goes through and lets himself be captivated by a new creative strength. Along this trip he makes his hands the only instrument worthy of condensing his sensitivity on canvas. This is how extraordinary, unique and true works are born, in which the artist renounes a part of himself so as to leave it on his canvas.
The D series is the result of a deep research of the artist conducted on techniques and colour. The main topic of the research is that of a universal applicability of colour on any support, from canvas and cardboard to the plain street. The success of the D series is also confirmed by the bright success of works that we can define properly urban, independent, unconventional and absolutely unique, mirror of the polyhedral poetic painting of Difilippo. In the last pieces of the D series, currently in processing and continuous development, the studied chromatic stratification is combined with an improvised composition, as in jazz.
Difilippo’s work locates research, change and feelings at the foundation of his artistic journey while greeting the future aiming at the horizon. Boundless.