THIN VEILS OF COLOR
Each painting features a lone figure – thin and pale, pensive and knowing of some truth formed by an unforgiving culture. They inhabit the night, mostly in pastoral clearings surrounded by curtains of back-lit trees and chilling tones. And, despite these haunting subjects, these harbingers of gloom and doom, Danilo Buccella manages to create a strange sense of comfort and warmth, as if there is something soothing in that pain – as if the aloneness is right and natural, and in a sense, purifying. His thin veils of scumbled color create an atmosphere that is eerily real, while the somewhat translucent skin he gives his subjects allows you to see right through to their very souls, which could send a chill down your spin if you let it.
[Source: Culture Catch / D. Dominick Lombardi]
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