Continuum | Marco & Jacob Crivello
Continuum sees Marco and Jacob Crivello come together for the first time as father and son, presenting individual works alongside collaborative pieces to showcase their shared affinity for the creation of immersive, atmospheric worlds.
The show acts as a part-retrospective for Marco, exhibiting his final seascape paintings, alongside exciting new works, including sculpture and photography that continue to explore themes of improvisation, materiality and process.
A well-established artist Marco Crivello’s works sit between representation and abstraction as he creates atmospheric worlds with his signature use of Dutch gold leaf buried within the geology of the glazed surface. Working mainly in oils yet finding constant inspiration through the unforeseen fusion of different media such as cellulose spray paint, salt, acrylics and Dutch gold leaf he has become as Julian Bell describes him, a “masterly technician”.
For Jacob, this will be his first major show as an increasingly sought-after, emerging artist as he examines the possibility that beauty can be found within the reinvention of the previously used.
Forging his own path in the artistic world, Jacob Crivello talents embrace a different medium. His sculptural works attempt to evoke feeling through re-imagined micro-landscapes where contemporary figures are dwarfed by landscapes of craggy moss-covered rocks, sandy cliff edges, watery gulleys, sparse vegetation and tiny alpine flowers. In a world geared towards supersizing, Jacob creates his poetic microworlds using reverse shift in scale, focusing our attention on freeze-frame dramas unfolding to a natural world of compressed delicacy. Couples in quiet dialogue and individuals sitting alone in contemplative, often melancholic poses, resonate with emotional force and feel curiously reminiscent of the well-known Victorian watercolourists and poets.