We are pleased to present this year’s summer show, “Chromatic Courts” by Mauro Baio, on display through September 30th, 2023.
“Chromatic Courts” delves into the oil paintings of Mauro Baio, who, through his latest artworks, captures the essence of tennis courts in a unique and abstract manner. While tennis serves as the catalyst for the artist’s artistic expression, the true essence of his works lies in the interplay of color and aesthetic balance. Through meticulous research and unwavering obsession, Baio crafts each piece to manifest a harmonious union of form, color, and abstraction. Every painting tells a story, inviting the viewer to explore the delicate balance between precision and chaos, motion and stillness. It is a testament to the inherent beauty that lies within simplicity, where the dynamic lines of the court transform into a visual symphony that captivates the viewer’s gaze.
Mauro Baio was born on May 6th, 1991, in Lecco, a small town located between Milan and the Swiss border. The town is characterized by its beautiful views and unique landscapes, nestled between the lake and the mountains. This singular environment instilled in Baio a natural fascination for the dichotomy and contrast between light and shadow, which are derived from its shape. It was within this setting that Baio’s inclination for drawing developed into a passion, ultimately leading him to pursue an artistic career. Baio’s approach involves stripping away all accessories through a process of reduction. There is no emotional or symbolic burden; the artist’s desire is to allow the strong aesthetic value to guide the viewer’s experience of the work itself, rather than the author’s idea.