Surreal Stillness: The Paintings of Paolo Pibi

Flume_|_©_Paolo_Pibi Flume | Acrylic on Canvas | 50 x 50 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

“I was born in Sardinia in 1987, I studied the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari and in 2014 I moved to Milan where I live now! I have always painted since I was a child, my father was painter and he passed on to me this passion which then became a job over the years. I collaborate with several galleries in Italy and abroad, My main gallery is Cannaviello where I will do a personal exhibition on June 5th.”

Learn more about Paolo Pibi, and check out more of his work at his website.

The visual and perceptive space of each piece of art meets two levels:


Occidente | Acrylic on canvas | 100 x 200 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

at first, the viewer will find idealistic landscapes of an unreal and passionless nature

Problem Solving | Acrylic on canvas | 40 x 40 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

which define a motionless and unalterable time

Pollen | Acrylic on canvas | 70 x 100 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

At the second level, instead, they will meet the study of colors and lights

Luminarium | Acrylic on canvas | 40 x 40 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

which by split-ups and chromatic juxtapositions decree and formalize the energy of presence and subsequent absence

Field | Acrylic on canvas | 100 x 70 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

The energy of time.

Shadow, Sun, Shadow | Acrylic on canvas | 18 x 18 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

Therefore, I set bucolic landscapes, glaciers and expanses as hypothetical pretexts to define and make what the naked eye could not see flow:

Aveagle par amour | Acrylic on canvas | 100 x 80 CM | © Paolo Pibi 2017

the presence of time. 

Untitled | Acrylic on canvas | 70 x 50 cm | © Paolo Pibi

This personal way of using acrylic makes the color, although at times graduated, always saturated.


Waterfall #1 | Acrylic on canvas | 50 x 30 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2016

The color indeed does not tend to fade relatively to the figurative element

Ring of Air | Acrylic on canvas | 40 x 40 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

but it rather fixes it, defines it, pictures it.

Blue Smoke | Acrylic on canvas | 18 x 12 cm | © Paolo Pibi 2017

It ain’t no shade, rather lights.