At 87, Valerio Adami is unveiling a new series of introspective and poignant canvases at Templon, the result of over two years of work. The exhibition plunges visitors into the artist's striking universe, a world of vivid colours, yet more thoughtful than ever, haunted by the artist-philosopher’s elegant hand-writing.
Although long associated with Narrative Figuration, here Valerio Adami evokes the neo-classical drawing tradition, returning to his roots when he studied at the Accademia di belle arti di Brera a Milano. He created most of the dozen previously unseen new works in his Montmartre studio. They feature complex compositions where his famous wavy black line encircles and dissects each shape as the nomadic artist continues to explore his favourite themes: travel, music, literature and theatre. While some pieces have autobiographical touches or suggest vignettes from daily life, others pay explicit tribute to figures he admires, such as a work dedicated to the great poet Walt Whitman and another to Shakespeare's Hamlet.Learn more