Italy-born painter Fulvio Di Piazza offers a new collection of oil works on canvas in the new exhibit “Entangled” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in January. The solo show kicks off on Jan. 7 and runs through Jan. 28. Di Piazza was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 25 and the exhibit “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” a collaboration between the magazine and Virginia MOCA.
The artist’s new works are yet another evolution in his intricate style, where enormous faces and creatures often contain meticulously crafted landscapes, scenes, and other details. This lush approach moves between bleaker, more ominous works like “King of Klan” and the majestic, celestial-themed “Universe,” in which a visage is composed from stars, planets, and other cosmic bodies. His work has been associated with the term “horror vacui,” referring to the tendenacy of filling every corner of a piece with detail.
The artist is based in Palermo, Italy. After studying at the Urbino Art Academy, he embarked on a career that’s seen his oil works exhibit across the world, from his native country to Los Angeles and London. He was included in a 2011 exhibition at the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.