Arcus Pride Art Milan Exhibition 2020
TALLULAH STUDIO ART
Eight different artists and media supporting Arcus Pride Art 2020.
Jordi Suñé Ferrús, Federica Angelino, Jono Nussbaum, Giovanna Morelli, Floris Andrea, Patrick Corrado, Riccardo Bonfadini, Andrea Milano
The Imaginative Cells in Art follow the exact biological pattern in Nature, resonate on a different frequency and, in the diversity of their works, create union.
Connecting with each other they become stronger, giving life to change, generating a radical transformation in human society and in the level of consciousness. Tallulah Studio Art firmly trusts in a humanity with roots of happiness and mutual understanding, and believes in changes that can build a New Humanity supporting diversity and inclusion.
The artists on show, through their art, want to tell their intimate vision of transformation and change.
This is their contribution to support the LGBT community.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.
Margaret Mead 1969
Painter and architect entitled for the E.T.S.A.B. (Escola técnica superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona.) Of the U.P.C. (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya.). Collegiate 49470-4 C.O.A.C. (Col.legi oficial arquitectes de Catalunya.)
Fragments of Change
2020 © Jordi Suñé Ferrús
My reflection focuses on the structural change of the artwork and how perception can be influenced. The artwork’s artistic essence is preserved, but the broken shape allows an altered reading. In a similar way, the integration and inclusion of various identities in the LGBT community produces a new result.
Federica Angelino, (1995) graduated in Painting and Visual Arts at the New Academy of Fine Arts, NABA in Milan, began a photographic journey leading to Miami collaborating with Whitewaller art magazine for ZadigetVoltaire and Dior.
Makeup Make Down
2020 © Federica Angelino
The month of June is important for all Pride parades, but even more now that they are being canceled. For me, Pride is the colorful makeup on the streets and I wanted to emphasize this feature in my work.
Jono studied furniture design at Kingston University and is now based in the south of Tuscany in Italy.
Way of Change – Jono Nussbaum
2020 © Jono Nussbaum
Ink on paper
A dragonfly goes through a dramatic transformation that changes its life from an aquatic existence to one characterized by a mastery of flight. This is a moment of change that it can neither stop nor avoid. Change is inevitable. Likewise, a toad is spawned from a mass of eggs as one single tiny tadpole among thousands, only to, then, go through a myriad of dangers and a series of dramatic transformations in the hope of reaching adulthood. Change is vulnerable. A tree stands as a symbol of longevity, yet also starts its life as a tiny seed, which given time, the right circumstance and more time, will flourish into one of the great monuments of the natural world. Change takes time. Change is inevitable, but when faced with change it is possible to recognize moments of vulnerability. The bigger the change the greater the defense we create against it. In our society it is not only the initiators of change that are challenged by exposure and their vulnerability, but also those having to dismantle the constructs of out dated ideas. It takes courage to create change. It takes courage to embrace change. Be brave.
Maria Giovanna Morelli is an Italian artist, based in Ravenna who works in sculpture, painting and installation art. She also integrates video and land art into her practice. She prefers using handmade objects to create sculptures and installations. Her work has been included in Arte Laguna Prize and exposed in Arsenale Venice in 2017 and 2019.
2020 © Giovanna Morelli
Ceramic and plastic
A set of several elements that collaborate to form a single structure. Each element has its own feature that is necessary for the functioning of the structure “as a whole”. Like in a community or in a family, each one is different and therefore important for the family’s growth. Thinking inclusively is a necessary step for the improvement of the society.
2020 © Giovanna Morelli
Collage radiography and chalcography
This is a transposition of a personal event into art. A physical diversity can encourage to accept others. Diversity concern the entire humanity: each one is unique and this is an opportunity. Our society has to embrace each single self and foster inclusion with no fear.
When Floris starts photographing, you may observe how he takes all the time needed until the world inside and around his subject opens up to him and shows its real essence. People melt into his silent invitation to trustfully surrender to his eye behind the camera. It seems that he seduces all kinds of materials, such as wood, ice and fruits, to reveal their silent longings. Floris lives and works in Ceva, near Cuneo in the North of Italy.
Unsteady as we are as humans, we switch from being defensive to reaching out. You can hurt yourself, get injured on his spines. Or else, you can be embraced by butterfly wings like Samaras. Trees with the same equipment remain true to the choice they once made.
The artist raises / re-elaborates from scratch, everything that is Pop: decomposes / deconstructs photographic images, signs, chromatisms and writings that first showed off their “glamor”, fashion, cinematographic, comics, music, superficiality, reinventing everything and then translating it into a visual language that “de-re-structures” every single image.
Garden of Eden
2020 © Patrick Corrado
The artist presents Garden of Eden, a reflection on change. For Patrick, change is possible only by overcoming the insurmountable boundaries that have always led us to closure and fear. We are the men that through actions and commitment to inclusion can generate a new humanity. His work is the representation of free love: from prejudice of thought, sexual orientation and race. The Garden of Eden is open to everybody.
The artist constructs and deconstructs photographic images, symbols, colors and typography from the worlds of fashion, cinema cartoons, computers, nature and music, creating a fresh visual landscape. His assemblages are at once subliminal and explosive, bound to delight. These large scale works are precise and paradoxical. In 2009, Patrick was selected for his collection, “Parallel Worlds,” for the 52nd edition of the Venice Biennale.
Through shrewd associations of ideas, literary aphoristic tasted incentives and the use of simple materials and objects in the everyday sense of the term, Bonfadini plays up alienating signals that the society itself brings.
2020 © Riccardo Bonfadini
A pink pastel that actually turns blue represents the truth which lies inside each of us. There is no need to hide our real feelings, because they inevitably surface on their own. Never lie or lie to please others. We build a free society starting from our individual way of being.
2020 © Riccardo Bonfadini
Installation and advertising panel
All the eggs in the basket decide to turn black like Calimero, putting a stop to individual discrimination. We are all Calimero; therefore, no one is a Calimero. A hymn to the pride of being Calimero is a step towards a fundamental awareness of feeling part of a whole.
From an early age he became passionate about photography and had fun experimenting with film cameras. After several years he started working with still-life photos with an optical bench. Subsequently he shoots with digital cameras for various internationally renowned cosmetic brands
Ready to Talk
2020 © Andrea Milano
I wanted to show the freedom to look the way you feel. In this case, this human being decided to show a face with makeup. It would be a great change in our culture if everyone could express himself as he feels. I decided to focus my attention on the mouth because I think freedom of speech should be allowed everywhere and in every situation. The white line in the middle represents the many ways in which our culture tries to silence people and yet we must keep talking.