If I only could deceive you 9, 2022

by Luca Brandi

Painting : acrylic 20 x 16 x 0.1 inch


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Painting: acrylic

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20 x 16 x 0.1 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Italy

Acrylic on Two Rivers paper 640gsm, to be hang with a support or framed. This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Ready to Hang: No. Signature Location: Back of artwork.
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Luca Brandi, If I only could deceive you 9
Luca Brandi

Luca Brandi

Italy  • 1961

Luca Brandi was born in Florence in 1961. From the age of ten he helped the master Romolo Prati, in Florence, in making great religious representations on panels for the sacristies of churches; he learns the frame on the panel and the layering of the painting in the preparation of the funds for the great works.

From 1983 he attended the abstract painter Paolo Galletti, from him he learned the theories on the decomposition of form through geometric painting and color. In 1985 he held his first solo exhibition at the Dada gallery in the province of Florence and following various solo and group shows in Florence at the Ken's Art Gallery.

From 1990 to 2000, he lived years of introspective research, visiting museums and contemporary art galleries in the United States, England, France, Germany, studying the great classical masters of Abstract and Minimalist Expressionism, up until 2000, the year in which he began to work on new works based on the stratification of metallic colors, which is still the basis of his work. In 2007 his first catalogue was published with an important collection of works from 2000, curated by Giuliano Serafini.

His works are moving in territories that he still has not explored, which are unknown to him. Once Rothko admitted that “His painting must be something miraculous", amounting to gesture of impartiality and indulgence. This is the same path taken by Brandi - that which leads to his spirituality. The material too – indissolubly mixed into the metallic pigment – starts to reacquire, almost through the effect of an alchemic dissociation, its own identity of pure colour, a somptuos and velvety colouring.

What is certain is that urgency of perfectibility, the integral development of these paintings so very srtongly accomplished in its rhythms and its golden section relatings, has enabled Brandi to discover a further prodigiuos truth: that only by infinitely reproducing the same picture can one nourish that eternal Heraclitean flow which we call art.

He takes part in solo shows with the Immaginaria gallery in Florence, during the Art Fairs of Vigo (Spain), Istanbul and Karlsruhe (Germany). In December 2008 he was participating in a group show in Berlin. In May 2009 it was the turn of his solo show in Wiesbaden at the Galerie Nero, a work that is part of the museum collection of the host city. In November 2010 he continues with solo shows in Florence and Berlin and in the same year he donated some works to the Florentine Oncology Center. From 2011 to today his solo exhibitions have been set up at Palazzo Rosso in Genoa, at the Immaginaria gallery in Florence and at the ZetaEffe Gallery. In 2018 the exhibition Ne la Pittura hold the field - Three Canticles in Abstract at the Ancient Franciscan Cloisters of Ravenna in collaboration with the Accademia della Crusca. In 2019 the ZetaEffe Gallery in

Florence dedicated a solo exhibition to the artist.

His works are present in private and public collections, in Italy and abroad.


1985 galleria Dada Firenze

1987 galleria La Spirale Prato

1987 Ken's Art Gallery Firenze

1989 ken's Art Gallery Firenze

1999 galleria La Corte Firenze

2001 galleria La Corte Firenze

2003 galleria immaginaria Firenze

2003 galleria immaginaria

2005 galleria immaginaria Firenze

2006 florence dance center

2007 Palazzo Spinelli Firenze

2008 galerie Nero Wiesbaden germany

2008 Galerie Bischoff Berlin

2010 Galerie Bischoff Berlin

2011 galleria immaginaria

2011 galleria immaginaria Firenze

2012 galleria immaginaria Firenze

2012 Fienilarte Pietrasanta

2012 Palazzo Rosso Genova

2013 galleria immaginaria Firenze

2013 Galerie Schiller Heidelberg Germany

2013 museo arte contemporanea Lucca

2015 Galleria

2015 Galleria Fienilarte Pietrasanta Lucca

2016 Galleria Finestrate Bologna

2016 Galleria ZetaEffe Firenze

2017 Galleria ZetaEffe Firenze

2018 collettiva spazio dinamico arte Firenze

2018 collettiva spazio dinamico arte Pietrasanta

2018 Antichi chiostri Francescani Ravenna


2019 Futura art gallery, sculpture collective

2019 Galleria ZetaEffe Firenze

Material Matters

Two words about the choise of colors and supports for art:

Anyone that make an investment in art, would like to buy a painting that has the best performance during years and years to direct light, without yellowing, and resistance at warping for humidity conditions.

Luca uses a special selection of materials of this kind marked as the best in the world, as linen, aluminium reinforced stretcher bars, handmade heavy art paper, professional acrylic colors, this seems to be common in the art market but many artists do not take care of this, for me is like to build a house... start from the low side with the best materials.

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