After the paintings realised along with Sol Lewitt in the chapel of the Ceretto family in La Morra and the intervention on the small church of Beata Vergine Maria del Carmine, located in Coazzolo (Asti province), David Tremlett is back in the Langhe with his art.
This time the British artist focused his attention on the monastery of San Maurizio, located in Santo Stefano Belbo, founded more than 400 years ago.
The building, property of the Gallo family, after a four years restoration in the respect of the natural all-around landscape and its historical value. Today hosts a fine Relais Chateaux.
David Tremlett’s work of art, called “Wall Drawing in Pastel for OPEN SPACE San Maurizio”, is the result of a long and unique collaboration between the Relais San Maurizio and the Turin Noire Gallery.
“This year we celebrate 400 years from the foundation of the monastery, which, today, hosts the Relais San Maurizio, a unique place suspended in the time, in which harmony, tradition and modernity overlap. For this reason we asked David Tremlett, who has a great knowledge and love for the Langhe, to realise something that could create and celebrate the fil rouge between art and territory and between tradition and innovation.
A binomial which has always fascinated me and that David Tremlett expressed at the best through a masterly use of the colours and abstract shapes”, – declared Pier Domenico Gallo, famous businessman in the financial sector and President of the Gallo Foundation.
It is Tremlett himself, who declares that the evolution of colour used in the Relais San Maurizio work of art comes from his experiences in Italy: “In Italy I have been surrounded by Giotto’s, Piero della Francesca’s, Mantegna’s frescoes […]. I have been immersed in colours and I felt I had to change the way I drew.”