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Almine Rech

Gioele Amaro Missing Figures

Apr 11 — May 18, 2024 | London

Opening on Thursday,  April 11,  2024 from 6 to 8 pm

Almine Rech London is pleased to present Missing Figures, Gioele Amaro’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from April 11 to May 18, 2024.

Missing Figures is an exhibition to which you will always arrive too late. As we stand, catching our breath before the first of the works, we are met by the radiating aura of a figure just gone. Throughout the show, Amaro teases us with perpetual almost-meetings. Domed structures that call to mind Byzantine iconography glow suggestively, as if the missing subjects might return any second. For now, their auras come to the forefront of the images, gradients of luminous hues emanating from the canvases — perhaps we were always missing the most vital aspects of these religious scenes. We pass the time absorbed by the images. We approach the canvases to examine their surfaces, we read the accompanying text, and, slowly, the aesthetics of absence emerges as a metaphor for another absence altogether, the absence of a painter.

— Sophie Naufal, arts and culture journalist

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Selected artworks

  • Gioele Amaro,                                      Edibible, 2024

    Gioele Amaro Edibible, 2024

    Ink and varnish on canvas

    162 x 130 cm
    64 x 51 in

  • Gioele Amaro,                                      Waiting, 2024

    Gioele Amaro Waiting, 2024

    Ink and varnish on canvas

    100 x 81 cm
    39 1/2 x 32 in

  • Gioele Amaro,                                      Almost there, 2024

    Gioele Amaro Almost there, 2024

    Ink and varnish on canvas

    100 x 81 cm
    39 1/2 x 32 in

  • Gioele Amaro,                                      WaterWineMagic, 2024

    Gioele Amaro WaterWineMagic, 2024

    Ink on paper

    49 x 43 cm
    19 1/2 x 17 in
    51 x 45 cm (framed)
    20 x 17 1/2 in (framed)