SOLO EXHIBITION BY OSVALDO NAPOLI
October 4 to October 27 2018
Osvaldo Napoli was born in Montevideo Uruguay, migrated to Toronto in 1975 and resides in Richmond Hill Ontario. He attended OCAD in the 80’s, and took courses in the Art Department at Central Technical School. He was also mentored by friend Canadian artist Sorel Etrog who was an inspiration for three decades.
I am mainly self-taught and I express myself through sculpture and painting, and a combination of both disciplines. I'm taken by the three-dimensional world and the beauty of the human form and social condition.
The inspiration behind all of my work is people in general and the intricacies of social behaviour. I am fascinated by the complexity of the human mind and the mysteries about how we all perceive reality. I'm particularly interested in the superficialities that can be presented and at the same time considering what else might be there beyond appearances. I use art as a platform to communicate with the world and examine the humanity within us.
IMAGE NOTES: FAÇADE -People with masks making more masks. aluminum sheets and wire, bonding putty, rice paper, acrylic paint on board 47” h x 31 3/4” w
WILD IN THE CITY (July 2018)