Portraits

‘...And then there are the portraits of taciturn women and men, of introverted human beings, who profit from the forced posture held to meditate about themselves. Also in those incredible experiments, of slightly fauve flavour and somewhat naïf, it is mainly the colour tat emphasizes profiles and anatomic details or personalizes the figures with unexpected chromatic accents. In summary, it’s the light fall that interacts with the character of the portrayed person, extending to space the very inner chrome of each individual. Originated in the same region of artists of “nature and expression” such as Vitale deli Equip, Wiligelmo, or Ligabue, Varini thirty years ago practically recreated his own life by tying it closely to painting in very tight relationship with nature and the few people around himself.’
Ettore A. Sannipoli