Massimo Bartolini currently has work showing at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. Bartolini is an Italian artist known for his installations but creates work in a variety of medias.
As soon as you step into the darkened gallery you find you’ve been transported to another place. Hundreds of tiny lights twinkle at you from their wooden beams, criss crossing and overlapping over and over again until you lose yourself within the installation. The lights dim and sparkle according to your movements giving the entire space a feeling of unreality. It could almost be a dreamscape!
The upstairs gallery showcases some of his smaller works – a variety of drawings, paintings and sculptures that he’s created over the last ten years. Many works come across as delicate and are held in a fragile balance between development and finished .
‘Massimo Bartolini’ is on show from 1 February until 14 April so there’s still plenty of time to check it out!