​January 2004

Postmodernist Impressions

by Carmen Laurenza Ziolkowski

Accenti ART : Postmodernist Impressions by Carmen Laurenza Ziolkowski
Activity by Ezio De Santis
The work of artist Ezio De Santis was recently on display at the Gallery in the Grove in Bright's Grove, Ontario.


Still in high school when his work was first exhibited at the Museum of Art and History in Port Huron, Michigan, De Santis remains unassuming. He readily admits that he was reluctant to show his work in this last exhibition, feeling not quite ready.


Decidedly postmodernist, De Santis' work is characterized by fascinating contrasts of light and shadows, and forms which slowly vanish in masses of colour.


His creativity is clearly evident in the canvas titled "When the Hand Is Always Moving." In this transcending composition of shimmering gold and light, the focal point is an interweaving of images and limitless space. With its rich colours that are at once provocative and sensuous, a smaller piece titled "Activity" creates an exquisite visual effect.


When asked why he paints, De Santis' reply is sincere: "Because I have these urges to create something. So I get my acrylic or oil and I start to manipulate colours on canvas. It's like meditation. When I paint I watch my hand move, and I lose myself in the process."


Though at times demanding, De Santis' work will leave many viewers looking forward to his next exhibition.



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