Arcus Pride Art Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Federica Angelino, Donatella Izzo, Federico Unia, Gianpiero Gasparini


Tallulah Studio Art


Clifford Chance’s, Milan (Italy) Via Broletto, 16


Bloom Midtown Food chain (bestial series) numbers14 by gian piero gasparini

Pride Art exhibit is being held in Italy for the first time in 2019, showcasing a group of talented Italian artists, who explore LGBT+ themes. The exhibit will display four works of art that force us to reflect on the value of diversity as an inherent element of nature and will be held at our brand new offices in Milan, starting in late June for a month.

The exhibit has been prepared with the valuable collaboration of Tallulah Studio, founded by the pop-art consultant Patrizia Madau. In addition to this exhibition we are also sponsoring the 2019 edition of “Festival Mix Milan”, the LGBT+ Film Festival that will take place from 20 to 23 June at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, promoting the best of independent film-themed LGBT+ work.



Donatella Izzo

This work is a reflection on sexuality in nature. Society has been accustomed to thinking that all living beings can be divided into males or females. While this is generally true for vertebrates, it does not always apply to invertebrates or plants. A flower is one of the most striking examples of how masculine and feminine can coexist in the same being.
In a reality forcefully based on appearances and perfection, the artist’s pieces make us participate in a personal perception of identity which is now fragmented and deprived of the sense of belonging to the most transcendental side of life. Donatella’s works accompany us in a dimension of estrangement in which the very idea of imperfection loses its negative meaning, to assume higher values saturated with spiritual meanings.

Federica Angelino

The artist presents her intimate and cultural research through the “Midtown” shot, a macro image of rigged eyes. The reflection she gives to everyone in their daily sphere is the interaction with the “other and diversity”. The focal point is the anthropological research of culture, investigating the intimacy of a couple and the relationships that are created with people, known and unknown, through the camera.

Federico Unia

FOOD CHAIN (Bestial series)
The artist’s piece is characterised by a transfiguration of the human into a beast. The work is a reflection on the evolution of man compared and metamorphosed with the animal world. Federico Unia explores diversity in the animal world and its extraordinary ability to coexist in nature, simply in harmony with universal balance. According to the artist: «Nature teaches us how to live together without oppressing each other».
Federico Unia is an urban-Pop talent and his artistic identity is the result of a series of experiences deriving from pop-art, the reinterpretation of the concept of Nouveau Réalisme and the reintroduction of icons like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstein. The artist’s works are never in and of themselves but are always used as instruments to communicate complaints and hints, hopes and torments, in a complex “game” of overlap and contaminations.

Gian Piero Gasparini

NUMBER 14 (extra song)
The artist presents the image of a butterfly as a symbol of the soul’s transformation and rebirth. In particular, the subject of this work is a Monarch butterfly, a species well known for its remarkable flying resistance and hybridity, presenting two antithetical colours in the wings, one orange, referring to the feminine character, and the other blue, referring to the masculine one. Numbers that dot the subject everywhere, refer especially to the concept of individual and unique, or numerically present or absent, as in the case of all those exceptional events that occur in nature.
The artist’s works are based on the fragmentation of the canvas and the decomposition of the image for the creation of pieces like recomposed mosaics, and Gasparini’s dialectic has always ranged from portraiture to symbolism. In the recent exhibit “Old Master Reloaded” (London) and 2In Tempore Belli” (Pescara) he focused his attention on Renaissance iconography and the relationship between art and time. He currently lives and works in Milan.