American-Italian painter Florian Crespol had a highly successful first exhibit of his series, “Field of Thought” at the HG Contemporary Gallery, at 527 West 23rd Street in New York City. The exhibit was launched with a private opening held on the evening of Feb. 7 and is scheduled to run through Feb. 25, 2018.
“We are extremely pleased and excited by the success of the exhibit’s opening,” says Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, founder and owner of HG Gallery. “Florian Crespol’s work is bold, raw and exciting. The exhibit’s opening drew international interest and it was such a success that we are planning to hold another one in June in Tokyo.”
Crespol’s exhibition, “Field of Thought” is a series of paintings on wood and PVC that was inspired by the artist’s exploration of society’s obsession with professional sports. On his website, Crespol remarks, “My soccer fields are a provocation. Ask me why I paint them and give me a chance to state how I despise what they symbolize: the excesses and vulgarity of our time, but that I also admire the competition of sport practice— the struggle of life.”
The American-Italian painter and sculptor is from Northern Italy. He was educated in Milan and Florence as well as Palo Alto, California. In 2015, Crespol’s work, “Symbol of Earth” was chosen by My Earth Trust Project Commission “for the artwork’s ability to share the main elements of the Planet”.