I have followed from close-up the artistic journey of Gabriele Partemi, his quest for chromatic and stylistic forms. His landscapes suggest an uncontaminated beauty and a need for romantic expression and purity. Because of this romantic love for the landscape, he is able to introduce in it some light effects really unusual. His views of a magnificent Venice with its marvelous churches, its channels hidden yet full of mild light, give an idea of his skills in detecting beauty everywhere. The girls who animate his rose and poppy fields are figures of women which perhaps do not exist anymore, so sweet and romantic, discreet and silent. I guess Gabriele would have felt more at ease had he lived in the 19th century or at the beginning of the 20th. Yet in his discussions he shows a clear perception of the real problems of our society, especially when he takes side against injustice and arrogance. His pictorial quest is bringing him towards those light effects which are not so much the negation of color, as the search for light which is a symbol of spirituality, light which is the essence of life, light which is in line with the purity of his soul. Thus I wish him with all my heart that success which he deserves.
~ Giancarlo Orru, art critic