DAILY ARCHIVE: David Iacovazzi-Pau

Tue 12 Jan

Portraiture is often very formal, but David Iacovazzi-Pau’s work presents his subjects in a loose manner that suggests the painter just happened to drop by unexpectedly, with brush in hand. Here we find figures dressed in the most casual, comfortable clothes, plopped down in furniture from their sun porch or kitchen. There are no “airs” about these people, and little pretension found in the action of the artist.

Although he paints on canvas, these pictures are works on paper that function perhaps as studies. They are certainly looser in their execution, and that quality just reinforces the offhand aspect of Iacovazzi-Pau’s approach. The more ‘finished’ pieces enforce a subtle level of containment of the subject’s inherent character and dynamic, sharpening the focus on their personality.

The subtle differences can be traced in this portrait of Gunnar Deatherage. In the more formal version that was included in the artist’s last Artebella appearance, we found the designer in a slightly more pensive state, but the sketchy brushwork here reflects a more relaxed subject, at ease and receptive to Iacovazzi-Pau’s artistic discovery.

Iacovazzi-Pau’s exhibition Paintings & Works on Paper is on display at the Gallery, located in at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, January 3 – February 27, 2016

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Gallery Representative:
Swanson Contemporary Gallery

Featured Artwork

David Iacovazzi-Pau
Tom & Billy (Portrait of Tom Schnepf & Billy Hertz)

Oil on Canvas, 28 x 40 in, 2015

More Artwork by
David Iacovazzi-Pau:

Ladonna & Larry (Portrait of Ladonna Nicolas & Larry Shapin)

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24 in, 2015.

Gunnar (Portrait of Gunnar Deatherage)

Graphite and Oil on Paper, 24 x 18 in, 2015.

At a Glance:

Name: David Iacovazzi-Pau

Hometown: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Age: 36

Centre Académique des Arts in Luxembourg and Indiana University Southeast

Website: http://www.davidiacovazzipau.com/

Gallery Representative:
Swanson Contemporary Gallery