Light and darkness in the works of Omar Galliani

Omar Galliani | opere


Omar Galliani’s works are pervaded by the light-dark dualism of chiaroscuro, allowing images to appear and dissolve, thus becoming visions and symbols.

The works of Omar Galliani

Omar Galliani | ritratto

Works done in black pencil and pastel on board, together with a work on gold leaf and some pencils and inks on paper. These are my favourite works by Omar Galliani, one of the greatest exponents of contemporary Italian art.

In an era dominated by technology and NFT and Crypto art, his artistic research seems to be old-fashioned and countercultural.
Omar Galliani focuses on the possibilities of drawing using charcoal and pencil.

Galliani was born in Montecchio Emilia and fathered Michelangelo Galliani. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and conceptual experiences in the 1970s, he embraced figuration and drawing technique, never separating from it again.
Whether women, body details or objects, his images take shape from a dark, indistinct background.

Darkness and darkness play a prominent role in Galliani’s art because they make it possible for light to emerge, achieving a harmonious balance of contrasts.

Omar Galliani | opera


As part of the 55th Festival of Nations in Città di Castello (PG), which pays homage to Spain in 2022, Omar Galliani presents the exhibition “… What does García Lorca see?”, with works dedicated to the great Andalusian poet.

OMAR GALLIANI What does García Lorca see?
On the occasion of the 55th Festival of Nations
Galleria delle Arti di Luigi Amadei
12 August – 12 October 2022
Città di Castello (PG)

The exhibition was born from the reading of some poems by Federico García Lorca and from a selection of works by Omar Galliani kept, until now, in a drawer, to which new ones have been added: unpublished plates that trace an ideal contiguity between word and sign with the work of the most important Spanish poet of the 20th century.

Omar Galliani | disegno


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