Eduard Angeli’s Venice is one that is a place of the spirit, a space without time, an allegory of an existential condition. The artist has travelled far over the years, working on enigmatic narration and always using a painting technique that excels in artistry, often applied to works of large dimensions. He first came to Venice in 2001 and since then has spent long periods of time in the city, until he finally settled down in a house-studio on the Lido, overlooking the lagoon and the historical city centre. Venice has become a dominant theme ever since. Painted on untreated jute or paper, with charcoal, sanguine chalk and a careful, frugal use of colour, Angeli’s Venetian works are visions, fades, omens – Horizons in which the sea and sky merge, nights that are cut by a ray of light, fleeting perspectives without detail, like deserted, inaccessible theatre sets or wings, or delicate monochrome surfaces. A narration that is suspended, full of symbolism, with the authenticity of a dream. And, just like a dream, with their invocations they are able to restore that profound sensation of an existential solitude that art both expresses and surpasses.