by Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani

Painter, sculptor, philosopher and playwright, Joseph Pace was born in Morbegno, Italy in 1959. He lives and works in Rome where he did his artistic training. He started in the figurative arts driven by his mother painter and by his uncle Antônio Cardile, well-known artist of the Roman School. He graduated from the La Sapienza University in Rome and the Sorbonne in Paris […]. He has works in several collections in Europe, Africa and in Brazil at the CRC and at the Art Museum of the Parliament of São Paulo […]. Renewing himself at all times, unpredictable in both style and technique, the painter Joseph Pace knows how to approach the most absurd colors with sensitivity and good taste, creating refined arabesques. By observing his works, he comes to the conclusion that he is facing an artist who creates new forms that change each work with the mutation of emotions that life, always changing, raises in the spirit of the Italian painter. When we observe his works, we come to the conclusion that we are facing an artist who creates new forms that change at each work like the mutation of emotions in our life, always changing.

Pace is considered the greatest exponent of the philosophical movement launched in Paris in the 1980s and called “Filtraniste”. His painting chromatism has a function of reaching vital dynamism and almost atomic cosmic force in existence. The insertion of an eventual figurative element of rupture in the composition is a call to the observer of the dramatic reality that emerges from the artist and that can prevail over aesthetic emotion. The rhythm that the artist inprinted and where everything becomes an essential fact for its realization, her painting is made jet and its color is life.

Joseph Pace and Emanuel von Lauenstein Masarani, São Paulo, 2016