Jazz & Art: Federico Di Gesualdo

 

federico di gesualdo which way exhibition ganzo florence

 

By Stephanie Scoggins
Photo by Maya Seibert

 

On June 10 Ganzo introduced Aperiart with artist Federico Di Gesualdo and was curated by FUA gallery student Maya Seibert. Which Way? is a multi-media exhibition of Di Gesualdo’s art with preselected music and a video clips to create a full sensory experience. His meaning of Which Way? is “a state of the mind of an artist who is about to improvise” and the exhibit expresses the key concept of his work, improvisation. In order to improvise one must have a deep knowledge of history and the art itself. The opening event at Ganzo introducing Di Gesualdo’s art work was a hit, the place was packed with people eating, laughing, and enjoying his wonderful art pieces. This is his first personal exhibition that depicts his inspirations and personality. You could feel the love and support from his family, friends, and mentors who were there to celebrate this great moment with him. Di Gesualdo’s artwork will be on display at Ganzo until July 7 stop by to see and feel his artwork. Everything Di Gesualdo does is improvised the colors, style, medium and feeling of every work comes from what he's feeling and the music he's listening to in that moment. His inspiration comes from some world famous jazz artists such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Miles David. At Ganzo, one of Federico’s paintings called “Four Trains” is his perfect example of showing art being about improvisation. It is four images of the same art work painted in four different ways. Di Gesualdo's art work is predominately done in water colors and ink that show case his love of art, jazz music and black history.

 

Which Way?
Featured at Ganzo until July 7
Via de’Macci 85r
12noon-midnight, Mon-Fri

 

Title of cover image: Thelonious Monk à La Toulouse 33x33 cm, 2015, by Federico Di Gesualdo

 

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