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not aggressive. This is associated with a notion of   of an art that operates on the slope of sensibility and of
         pleasure, and to the idea of a “guarantee” within art, that   the “state of grace”. The humble skill of technique also
         of successfully creating the minority reality of a personal   dictates an anti-heroic and ironically domestic behavior.
         image deriving from the artist’s individual impulse.   It is no coincidence that these artists constantly resort
         Mutability derives from the transient character of style,   to drawing, which allows a refined and fleeting, dynamic
         which can never be guaranteed continuity or stability.   and flowing expression. Drawing makes it possible to
         The young Italian artists in fact use languages that are   capture the rapid transitions of sensibility, its spread
         both different and differentiated, references to cultures   beyond the restrictions of matter and paint. The sign
         both remote in time and also close to our own. A fan-like   does not encounter obstacles; on the contrary it permits
         sensibility promotes images that surpass each other and   understated images that are agile and open. Drawing
         move away from poetics and a traditional faithfulness to   allows allusion without peremptoriness; it allows the
         it. Obviously, the image oscillates between figurative and   expression of a state of mind without any need for a
         abstract, between reference to an excessive figuration   definitive and categorical description.
         and the balanced reticence of the abstract, decorative
         motif.                                               The drawing in the works by Chia, Clemente, Cucchi,
                                                              De Maria and Paladino is sign, stroke, image, effigy, line,
         The transience is in the creation of the work, which   outline, scribble, doodle, landscape, map, diagram, profile,
         is never hampered by academic perfectionism, but is   silhouette, sketch, illustration, figure, foreshortened
         always in transit between the creative drive and the   figure, print, split, model, tracing, caricature, chiaroscuro,
         stability of the result. Moreover, the image always   graffiti, engraving, map, lithography, pastel, etching,
         catches fleeting sensations, such as the witticisms in the   woodcut. The tools may be: charcoal, pencil, pen, brush,
         work of Chia, the sense of matter in that of Cucchi, the   compass, set square, pantograph, slide-rule, ruler,
         suspension of time in Clemente, the music of color in De   stumping, stencil. The procedure can be arabesque,
         Maria, and multipurpose motifs in Paladino. Time as a   tracing, composing, copying, erasing, correcting, shining,
         relentless flow becomes the defining moment of works   drawing. The result: field, contour, shade, decoration,
         that contain the embryo of their own supersedence.   perspective, sketching.

         Contradiction arises from the refusal to be confined   Often in these artists the drawing produces intimate and
         within the geometry of a coherence tied to a fixed,   emblematic signs, it works through shadow and delicate
         ideologically bunkered idea of the world. The images are   shading, perceiving a “second soul” in things, discerning
         the symptoms of an inexhaustible reserve that is not held   elusive and unpredictable visions beneath the apparent
         in check by a univocal language. Ironic, dramatic images,   vision of mundane things that are apparently closed and
         bright, neutral signs continuously cross the surface of   unequivocal. Furthermore, it tends to manifest itself as a
         the work, never characterizing and defining things that   trace of a wider, more concrete image, choosing to stay
         are intended to be mobile and open.                  in a deliberate state of transience. The transience derives
                                                              not only from the shadow or shading, but also from the
         Emphasis on is required to capture minute sensations   very little space and time its execution requires.
         and thoughts. These artists are opposed to the focus on
         the monumental and heroic that dominated the art of the   The drawing always seems to reveal the artist’s assault
         Sixties. Detail is the anchor of the temporary, the support   on the immaculate space of the paper. Here, public and

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