Paolo Pibi is a Sardinian artist who has chosen to follow a path opened by the abstractionists, applying new figurative solutions that recreate a landscape that becomes only an iconographic pretext, as with the metaphysicians and surrealists.
Pibi’s works are not representations of reality, rather panoramas created by the imagination, by associations created during a lucid mental journey, in which information extrapolated from sight and stored in a gland of the unconscious is added up.
This is why Paolo Pibi’s paintings do not originate from a preparatory drawing, but the artist relies on what the mind continuously processes. The result is that of scenes that are incomprehensible on a first reading, almost like rebuses, for which an analytical method is needed that may not lead to rational solutions but that helps to identify the feeling of the work, its uniqueness and the weight of every single detail, which is never random.
The rigor and technique with which Pibi realizes his works should not suggest an overly rigorous approach to painting; reason guides toward already beaten paths; instead, the artist’s exploration needs uncertainties and instinct, unforeseen events from which thematic and chromatic associations can be born.
Horsemen, crosshairs that put the sky and divers flying over pools with neon-colored water, there is also a reading of the medium on which to create art, with canvases turning into industrial objects. You can follow Paolo Pibi’s work on Instagram and at the artist’s official website.