Renato Rampolla

Solo Exhibition

EXHIBIT DATES: January 12 to February 23, 2024
  
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday January 12, 2024. Refreshments will be served.

See more of Renato’s work on his website HERE.

About Renato Rampolla

Renato Rampolla is a lens-based artist living in Florida.

He holds a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of South Florida, which he obtained in 1983. Notably, Rampolla had the privilege of studying under the guidance of the sculptor, Jerry Meatyard, the brother of renowned photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, where he honed his skills in composition, color, and sculpting.

Artist Statement:

“There is nothing ugly in art except that which is without character, that is to say, that which offers no outer or inner truth.”

Auguste Rodin

For me, art is an ethical pursuit far beyond any motives of decoration.

In a time characterized by a lack of spiritual depth, we find solace in our belief in our own reality. We strive to hang on tenaciously to what truly matters as social media, civil division, warfare, diminishing human connectivity and artificial intelligence ascend to dominate our existence.

Through my work, I discover moments of clarity and delve into the depths of existence. It is a cathartic and introspective process that examines the origins of emotion and consciousness itself.

Human beings captivate me. I am fascinated by the hidden layers beneath each person’s exterior—their values, beliefs, assumptions, and unique perspectives on the world. In essence, I aim to express all that defines an individual, including their shadows.

However, it is important to note that my art is deeply infused with my own being. It speaks of my personal experiences and subjective reactions, encompassing both the present and the past.

In essence, my work serves as a vessel for expressing everything that encompasses my identity.

 

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