‘Some images have a particular meaning for me; they come from personal experiences or from distant stories that I feel involved with or relate to. When I focus on an image, meanings, analogies, contrasts and complementary elements start to emerge that I decide to discard or keep until everything becomes perfectly clear.’
— Leonardo Devito, 2022
The Artist Room is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new works by Leonardo Devito (b. Florence, 1997).
Combining autobiographical allegory with interests in religion and literature, Devito’s paintings are grounded in compelling narratives – often explored through sequences of paintings. The works in Piccolo Testamento [Small Testament] relay the story of an adolescent male youth’s final days.