11 April-15 May. Galleria Lorcan O'Neill presents In the Belly of the Serpent, an exhibition of new work by Roman artist Gianni Politi.
The show comprises more than 20 large paintings, divided into two groups: large colourful abstract paintings which Politi refers to as interior landscapes; and portraits based on a 1770 work by neoclassical Italian painter Gaetano Gandolfi of a bearded man, an image which reminded Politi of his father, who died aged 78 when the artist was just 16.
Some of the paintings include a frame with a bronze “ouroboros”, the ancient emblem of a snake biting its own tail - a symbol of eternity - hinting at the cyclical nature of life and art.
Born in 1986, Politi is known for both his abstract and figurative work.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 11 April at 18.30. For details see gallery website.