Lugano 19 September 2019 — 22 September 2019
TALLULAH STUDIO ART
Courtesy of Clifford Chance – Arcus Pride Art Exhibition, Milan, 2019
Federica Angelino, Donatella Izzo, Federico Unia, Gianpiero Gasparini
Federica Angelino, Donatella Izzo, Federico Unia, Mauro Vettore and Patrick Corrado
Courtesy of Clifford Chance
Arcus Pride Art Exhibition, Milan, 2019
2019 is the first year Pride Art isbeingheld in Italy with an exhibition that show cases a group of talented Italian artists, exploring LGBT+ themes.
The art exhibition consists of four works which inspire reflection on the value of diversity as an inherent element of nature.
For this exhibition we have collaborated with Tallulah Studio Art, founded by the pop-art consultant Patrizia Madau.
Donatella Izzo, Federica Angelino, Gianpiero Gasparini, Federico Unia
by Patrizia Madau
Technique, Sign, Light, Color, Substance, Full and Empty, are the protagonists of the creative identities of five young artists.
What makes every work “Art” is the planning, the idea, the work, the stylistic experimentation, the result of a great expressive freedom and an intimate and personal research.
In a time where everything is a cliché and where we are always more frequently asked to renounce our identity, I AM wants to be the story of everyone and everyone’s way of seeing the world, through the exploration of contemporary languages, a disrespectful visual impact, given from the desire to CREATE beyond the stylistic taboos: narrating, denouncing, raising awareness and exciting. Subjectivity emerges precisely from the pleasure of being oneself, through aesthetic sophistication and expressive elegance.
Donatella Izzo, Federica Angelino, Federico Unia, Mauro Vettore and Patrick Corrado.
Gasparini’s ripped canvas inserts, mark a path, a verb/visual line, lacerations, patches of life and body, the report traces of a story through the deliberate exhibition, on pictorial derma, of filaments of canvas ripped as pulsating veins.
Hence the meaning of the title of the Profundum Nigrum series, a Caravaggio tribute that spans, through amber figures which, lucid, stand out on the deep black. A Masters of the past tribute, once the lesson has been learned, like Klimt, Mucha and Dürer. Giving form and substance to a supercontemporary expressionism.
In his latest project No-Portraits, her great aesthetic skill and photographic medium mastery are evident. The artist’s attention is within all phases of the work, from pre-production to production and post-production. The shot only becomes the last piece of an artistic sequence, that includes interventions such as painting, collage and abrasion.
The focus of the project is shifted to new reading codes, that crumble the classical concept of portrait intended as a “copy” in favor of an “anti-portrait”, that is an introspective analysis of the depicted subject, almost always female, a universe from which Izzo draws and to which she gives
Continuous human contradiction emerges in his works. The consideration on evolution, on the beastly aspects of our existence, the criticality of systems, which are vital for us and for all the living species of our delicate planet, the precariousness of human relationships as opposed to the unambiguous and independent search for success, worthy of every mean …
On the other hand, animals, which are often much more capable than us of living our home, actively or passively respecting their destiny in the food chain, capable of coexisting together within the same areas, where different species draw life, simply by following the natural rhythm dictated by our planet, now very weak and not because of them, stand out positively in respect of natural, bio-vital and social systems. The man in metamorphosis with the animal encloses all these aspects and stands out on the works of Federico Unia, who often uses the urban theme of Poster, as a common language in many of his works, to carry his subjects as a background texture.
What Photography reproduces infinitely, took place only once. It repeats mechanically, what won’t be repeated existentially. The young artist investigates suburban cultures through the mechanism of a machine, shooting not necessarily what no longer is, but certainly what it was. Archive to print the moment. The goal of his work is becoming part of a community, take the best visions and give them back to the public.
In his installations, the artist is able to playfully fly over the rubbles of a capitalism that reached the spasmodic end of its course. He does so with a wise choice of materials (from resins to plastic), by setting fake ingots, exploded lamps and very famous brands. While Warhol celebrated the birth of Coca-Cola, Vettore sings about his death. The purely aesthetic result is, in some cases, amazing.
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