Rudy Cremonini, (Bologna, 1981). The physical evidence of the artist’s trace is one of the most striking aspects of painter Rudy Cremonini’s practice. With brushwork a singularly important feature, Cremonini is fore-mostly a figurative painter, but equal to the significance of his subject matter, is his ability to animate the surface of his paintings. Close examination reveals a ground so active that its abstraction is seductive and absorbing. Cremonini traces his brush through paint that is toffee thick, creating little tracks that are often circular or ovoid and open out like topographical lines on a map. The painterly nature of Cremonini’s work is extremely inviting. It is tempting for the viewer to lose themselves in the buttery grounds, and to be drawn into the abstract world of marks and textures.