The main subject of Maria Calandra’s paintings in her first exhibition with GNYP Gallery is nature, represented in all its sublime power, indifference to the human scale, our considerations, or even safety.

Crystalized in the gentle dynamic of the brushstrokes—a controlled and caring movement—Maria Calandra offers a fragment of a perfect system, an environment autonomous in its radiance, beauty, and existence.

Maybe that’s what Maria Calandra is offering us: the opportunity to travel to Arcadia with her so we can now let ourselves be inspired and moved by these natural outskirts, found both out there, in the world, and in our own minds.