A selection of opinions from art historians, critics and experts on the works of Luigi Settembrini.
A shadow of mystery pervades Luigi Settembrini’s recent works. The artist works in both painting and set design, obtaining notable and flattering recognition in both areas.
His works range between the abstract and informal multi-medium, where color, particularly dense and bright, defines backgrounds with unusual and unexpected geometry, in which the author’s explicit yearning to leave a strong emotional impact is plain to see.
Nor do his long and certain brushstrokes leave us indifferent, tracing lattices and sections with deliberately irregular outlines, particularly notable for their light, their warm and enveloping light.
Luigi Settembrini’s paintings are also characterized by a soft melancholic vein, especially when the spatiality of his works is expressed in shades that are modulated by a narrative process that reveal forms and details that reflect a sensitive reality, albeit in a specular way, to the spectator’s eyes, with great meta-narrative sensibility.
We thus stand before an artist who – with great conviction – proposes a painting style permeated by a need for continuous renewal that is able to attract a truly diverse audience. The words of Maestro Renzo Bianchi ring particularly true for Luigi Settembrini: “A real artist is one who does not reveal himself immediately, but allows himself be discovered.”