Our Summer Nerosunero (Mario Sughi) Archival pigment print on photo rag paper, mounted on Dibond, 120cm x 170cm
1. This work is about . . . our summer here in Dublin Bay. Of course, I’ve used my imagination a bit, but the light and the spirit is what you would find on a sunny morning in July/August if you were on one of our beaches just outside town. They are quite different from all the other beaches in the world! Mainly because the water is cold, the light is strong and the mood – when the sun comes out – is very high!
2. I made this work because . . . I had to make a large, new work for the New Generation Festival, which will open this month in Vicenza, Italy. And I wanted to do something interesting with light and composition, something that would be quite representative of my style. There is always an element of sharpness in my work, but that comes with a bit humanity, someone wrote somewhere, talking about a recent exhibition of mine. And possibly this is true for this work as well!
3. I hope when people see this work they will . . . just say, “Ahhhh!” (And maybe someone will say, “Ahhhh . . . this is really beautiful!”)
4. In terms of art history, this work . . . is in between David Hockney and Alex Katz, but very much Nerosunero!
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