Adelaide Cioni

Bologna, IT, 1976

In Adelaide Cioni’s work, color bursts forth and strikes us: it is a body-color that incarnate in a form, becomes volume, surface or threshold and fills up the space. The display follows the same rule, it saturates the room and offers body to body contact (in this understanding of the relation between work, space, spectator, the legacy of Pascali, more than that of Novelli and Merz, is made evident).

Flat and matte on paper, this modern color squeezed straight from the tube summoned to fill the simple  – and happy – shape of an ice cream, surprises in the way it evokes a fresco: this pink that fills a nondescript ice cream cone form is Giotto’s pink,  Piero della Francesca’s rose. Because this shape in front of me is so banal and featureless, I see it not as subject but instead as vehicle, the means of color in all its seductiveness.

Cecilia Canziani 2019

Gallery exhibitions

Selected works

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Adelaide Cioni, Il mare, 2019, fabric on flannel, cm.210x210
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Adelaide Cioni, Il sole, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.240x184
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Adelaide Cioni, Colonna, 2019, fabric and wooden structure with mesh, cm.200x45ø
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one blue, 2018, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one green, 2018, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.146x95
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.192x144
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Adelaide Cioni, I buchi neri, 2019, fabric on canvas, cm.150x120
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Adelaide Cioni, La scacchiera, 2019, fabric on flannel, cm.210x210
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Adelaide Cioni, Scacchiera inutilizzabile rossa, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm.28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one yellow, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one pink with three thin red stripes, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, one with three shades of pink, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, three pink ones, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 22x28
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Adelaide Cioni, Go easy on me, three yellow ones with red sticks, 2019, Indian ink and vynilics on vintage paper, cm 28x22
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Adelaide Cioni, Bozzetti per il mare, 2019, vinyl paint on vintage paper, series of 6 pages, cm.28x22 each
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Adelaide Cioni, 270° attorno a un vaso di tulipani, frame n. 22, 2015, watercolour on paper, diptych, cm.25x18 each
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