Sangre de Christo Arts & Conference Center

Pueblo, CO



Giancarlo Impiglia: Retrospective


From rush hour to cocktail hour, bustling city streets to serene stretches of beach elegant gatherings in opulent penthouses and aboard luxurious ocean liners to intimate romantic encounters on moonlit terraces and posh dance floors...

Giancarlo Impiglia's exhibit Retrospective is sure to delight. This colorful and lively exhibition is on display at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in the White Gallery through Sept. 2, 2000. (left: The Big Band)

With penetrating vision, the work of Giancarlo Impiglia provides a compelling portrait of the mood and mores of the 20th Century. The internationally-renowned artist depicts the realities and fantasies of our time and culture with infinite flair in the colorful compositions and bold images that fill his paintings.

What people do, where they go, how they behave -- these are the things he finds endlessly fascinating. To "life in the fast lane," he applies his formidable talent for interpretation. Are these stylized forms, although elegant and beautiful, making a satirical social commentary about the anonymity of urban life?

The art is modernistic -- a cubist collage with Art Deco elegance. The figures are faceless, their personalities foretold only through sharply drawn profiles.

Born in Rome, Impiglia received his art training at the Liceo Artistico and Accademia delle Belle Arti. He has lived and worked in the United States since 1971. A commission for the Great American Insurance Building in lower Manhattan launched his American art career. Other commissions include Fortunoff's "Revisiting 5th Avenue," "The Flight" for USAir Club in LaGuardia Airport and a triptych for the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth II. His most identifiable work is probably "Absolut Impiglia," an Absolut Vodka advertisement that ran in 1992. He has exhibited in countless galleries across the United States and Europe and his works are in many private collections. (left: Absolut Impiglia)

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