Defying Virtuality: Bruno Di Lecce's Resistance through Painting

Artist Name
Bruno Di Lecce
puplished on
April 3, 2023
bruno di lecce, contemporary painter

Bruno Di Lecce

Bruno Di Lecce

Bruno Di Lecce’s research deals with the body as an inescapable boundary between nature and technology.

Human fate perpetuates around these latter two concepts. Modernity tries to produce the utopic notion of an autonomous “human nature” and is steered towards fully immersed virtuality which in return becomes a goal in itself.

Through this virtuality, humans seek to overcome their own body. The body appears as a playing field on which the world’s contradictory concepts line up against each other.

In this context, Bruno Di Lecce’s painterly work is a form of resistance. It seeks to uncover and defy the rules of the game.

It is about taking the painting process and with it annulling the initial idea. However, this does not lead to an expressionist gesture or a mere ordinary procedural dimension.

Three recurrent themes have crystallized from the artist’s painting process:

The first, is the “allegorical” theme which sometimes takes immediate shape on the canvas without further sketching.

The second, is the element of the “absurd”; often created by negating the initial idea.

His third theme is “synthesis” through which oblivion overcomes the need of expression. 

Images and text courtesy the artist

Images on view in the gallery in order of appearance: 

  1. Il giorno, 2022. Oil on canvas, 105 x 160 cm
  2. Der Anlass, 2021. Oil on canvas, 73 x 103 cm

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