Lives in Turin
Guglielmo Castelli lingers nostalgically on the time of waiting, suggesting the importance of apparently insignificant moments such as the end of a meal or the act of lying down on a sofa. His human figures are agglomerates of chromatic matter, turned fluid by overflowing brushstrokes and the different drying times of the various painting techniques. Landscapes extend and disperse over the bodies that inhabit them, while figures and settings intertwine within a crowded theatrical space.
Ordine nostalgico di un assetto spaziale (Nostalgic Order of a Spatial Arrangement, 2020) is an installation that, by means of canvases and drawings, composes a fluid and transitory tale. In Compiuta figura (Completed Figure, 2020) a dancer rests after having danced with her own shadows. In the triptych Giochi da adulti (Adult Games, 2020) colour stains become cats or mice struggling inside white labyrinths. The intimacy of the narrative is repeated in Ogni cosa nel buio la posso sapere (Everything in the Dark I Can Know, 2020), which depicts a bedroom barely contained by the boundaries of the canvas.