I was passing by the CK Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco’s Union Square this past weekend when I noticed the intriguing art of Mauricio Lanzillotta in the front window. I was unfamiliar with the art of this Spanish painter, and the dreamlike quality of his work and the gentle pastel colors therein evoked a sort of peacefulness, like I was strolling through a dream. I, of course, had to go in and check it out.
Mauricio Lanzillotta was born in Campobasso, Italy before settling in Spain. He is greatly influenced by the landscape of his home and of his adopted country, infusing his works with the sense of thick fog and diffused light he fondly remembers from his childhood. Rabbits, trees, clouds and goldfish also figure prominently in his work. Working with oils on canvas, the semi-translucent quality of his canvasses and the broad sense of perspective account for the seductive and calming nature of his paintings. It’s hard not to get carried away in the dreamy landscapes he creates.
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the gently seductive art of Mauricio Lanzillotta.