Light vapors color the dream landscapes in the paintings of the master Massimo Riccò with nostalgic memories. His paintings are made up of fleeting sensations: the gaze collects them, while the creative imagination exalts them in an evocative narrative in the poetics of the imagination.
The images emerge from the physicality of the landscapes: the flight of thoughts accompanies them, where the views dissolve in a particular brightness that becomes lyrical distance with a flight of thoughts.
Everything seems to rise in the very fine veils of the humid air, where the refined pictorial texture reveals a construction and deconstruction of the images in the conjugation, between fantasy of reality and a new geometry, rationality and sentimental drive, in which misty views are revealed from the vapors of atmosphere with exquisite tonal softness and sudden ignitions.
Between nature and imagination, reality and abstraction of reality, Massimo Riccò’s splendid painting flows: now sweetly Apollonian, now with a hint of melancholy, while the ancient villages that speak of history and the enchanting Venetian views appear in a soft golden brightness that makes visions dreamy.
In the end, sensations stopped in their evocative moment and precious moments blend in color and light in a painting linked to expressionist art in the emotional vigor, in which pathos flows in the chromatism that progresses towards an immediate abstract pictorial gesture, where the symbolic narration becomes allusive, as much as fantastic, while natural harmonies stand out in the visions, catching glimpses of beauty and spirituality.
Carla D’Aquino Mineo