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Luca Brandi

Biography
Luca Brandi was born in Florence in 1961. From the age of ten he helped the master Romolo Prati, in Florence, in making great religious representations on panels for the sacristies of churches; he learns the frame on the panel and the layering of the painting in the preparation of the funds for the great works. From 1983 he attended the abstract painter Paolo Galletti, from him he learned the theories on the decomposition of form through geometric painting and color. In 1985 he held his first solo exhibition at the Dada gallery in the province of Florence and following various solo and group shows in Florence at the Ken’s Art Gallery.

From 1990 to 2000, he lived years of introspective research, visiting museums and contemporary art galleries in the United States, England, France, Germany, studying the great classical masters of Abstract and Minimalist Expressionism, up until 2000, the year in which he began to work on new works based on the stratification of metallic colors, which is still the basis of his work. In 2007 his first catalogue was published with an important collection of works from 2000, curated by Giuliano Serafini. His works are moving in territories that he still has not explored, which are unknown to him. Once Rothko admitted that “a painting must be something miraculous”, amounting to gesture of impartiality and indulgence. This is the same path taken by Brandi – that which leads to his spirituality. The material too – indissolubly mixed into the metallic pigment – starts to reacquire, almost through the effect of an alchemic dissociation, its own identity of pure color, a sumptuous and velvety coloring. What is certain is that urgency of perfectibility, the integral development of these paintings so very strongly accomplished in its rhythms and its golden section relating, has enabled Brandi to discover a further prodigious truth: that only by infinitely reproducing the same picture can one nourish that eternal Heraclitean flow which we call art.

He takes part in solo shows with the Immaginaria gallery in Florence, during the Art Fairs of Vigo (Spain), Istanbul and Karlsruhe (Germany). In December 2008 he was participating in a group show in Berlin. In May 2009 it was the turn of his solo show in Wiesbaden at the Galerie Nero, a work that is part of the museum collection of the host city. In November 2010 he continues with solo shows in Florence and Berlin and in the same year he donated some works to the Florentine Oncology Center. From 2011 to today his solo exhibitions have been set up at Palazzo Rosso in Genoa, at the Immaginaria gallery in Florence and at the ZetaEffe Gallery. In 2018 the exhibition Ne la Pittura hold the field – Three Canticles in Abstract at the Ancient Franciscan Cloisters of Ravenna in collaboration with the Accademia della Crusca. In 2019 the ZetaEffe Gallery in Florence dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist.His works are present in private and public collections, in Italy and abroad.