Vietri sees a society that has folded in on itself and that is in danger of denying itself a future. And he “shouts” his alarm by accentuating the gesture and decomposing the form to the limits of abstraction in the depiction of desertified countryside, skeletonised trees, deformed faces, lost people. His figuration becomes even more dramatic, almost tragic, with darkened colors, blurred shapes, broken marks, shattered images that often emerge from the most varied and improbable salvaged materials to further emphasize the loss of ethical and aesthetic values. Facing the impending crisis, his art depicts his extreme alarm, but also extreme invocation and reaffirmation of the centrality of the man, of his rights and his cultural-moral-spiritual values, and the respect for nature and peace as the foundation of civilization.
Last drawings and trees
From 2009 to 2014, Vietri is forced, for health reasons, to abandon his studio and easels, he can only draw at home, in the library. This gave rise to a large series of drawings, executed in marker with quick strokes on paper or newspaper pages. As in the pictorial production of previous years, trees, symbol of nature and symbol of the human condition, return in large numbers.