Renato Muccillo

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SOLD ``Emerald Island,`` by Renato Muccillo 48 x 60 - oil $13,000 Framed
Renato Muccillo Archive
previously sold works

renato muccillo -studioArtist RENATO MUCCILLO’s landscapes have often been compared to those of Dutch masters and 19th Century English artists. However, Muccillo’s images remind us how frequently today’s landscape has been affected and appropriated by man and industry. We are mesmerized at first by the luxurious colours and near miraculous use of light but, on closer inspection, we notice the culvert, the pilings, the log booms, or the distant plume of smoke stacks. Even the farms that serve as subject matters of his paintings leave us wondering if they are viable or abandoned as there is no sign of human life—only the marks left behind by man and machine.

Renato Muccillo with dogIt is a curious relationship between the sheer beauty and effect of light as it hits, or emanates from, intrusive steam plumes. The radiance is gorgeous, the content disquieting. And yet we have grown so accustomed to these elements in our surroundings that we frequently overlook them, taking for granted what is actually there. Muccillo plays on that subtle distraction and steers our eye toward man’s impact on nature by compelling us to recognize, if not falsely sense, nature’s overwhelming beauty. To look upon one of his paintings is, at times, akin to being lured by the siren song of modernity in the context of wished-for romanticism. In the end, we are often inexplicably compelled to look upward to the sky and fix our eyes there, forgetting what we have left, or been left with, below. Perhaps it is for that reason Muccillo’s skies are what we remember most of his landscapes, long after we have walked away from them.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are Muccillo’s expressionist florals and abstracts. They are a shout of release, a slap in the eye needed to wake us from our soporific diversions while celebrating colour for the sake of colour alone. Their joyousness offer a sense of relief, and even rejoicing, in the storm of his landscapes and incredible versatility.

Major shows at White Rock Gallery:

– Sept 2019: Timeless
– June 2018: Perspectives
– May 2017: Full Spectrum
– April 2015: Reverence
– Oct 2013: Elements
– Oct 2012: Chronicles
– May 2010: Dusk to Dawn
– Oct 2008: Depth & Diversity
– Oct 2006: From Brush to Bronze
– Oct 2005: Radiant Land
– Oct 2003: On Solid Ground

Additional shows at White Rock Gallery:

– Dec 2021: Winter Group Event
– Dec 2020: Winter Group Event
– Dec 2019: Winter Small Works Show
– Dec 2018: The Season of Small Event
– Dec 2017: Winter Small Works Show
– Dec 2016: Winter Small Works Show
– Dec 2015: Winter Open House
– Dec 2014: Winter Open House
– Dec 2013: Winter Open House
– Dec 2012: Winter Open House
– Dec 2011: Winter Open House
– Dec 2010: Winter Open House
– Dec 2009: Winter Open House


Artist to Collect: Renato Muccillo (Arabella Magazine – Fall 2012)
Renato Muccillo: Landscapes of the Heart (Southwest Art – Feb 2012)

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