One space, two galleries and a guest. Art across the board.
Two years ago, a new Mecca for contemporary art visitors and collectors opened in Viale Sabotino 22 in Milan, Spazio 22.
A shared creation of Giampaolo Abbondio and Federico Luger.
Both are renowned gallerists from Milan, with their own spaces: Galleria Pack in Foro Bonaparte and FL Gallery in Via Circo. Each, within their shared gallery, keeps his identity, presenting different projects and embodying a reference point for gallerists, collectors and enthusiasts. During each exhibition, the space hosts a different gallery, now is the time of Galleria Continua.
After climbing the Apuan Alps and reaching the quarries of the marble used by Michaelangelo to sculpt the Pietà seeking sublime, Matteo Basilé’s trip continues in lands of volcanos, where fire meets the sea, leaving behind a night-colored desert.
Lava stone, smoothed by Western Sahara’s winds, is the new “passage”, where chimeric figures hanging in an almost Martian scenery seem to emerge from chasms opening in the mantle of steep volcano slopes.
Travelers from faraway lands come to search for the “center of the Earth”.
Basilé, inspired by Jules Verne, in his pictures tells us about a humankind not belonging to this world wanting to reach the center at all costs, the heart of that Earth.
Basilé’s task seems to be to free from such wild rock the spirits imprisoned within, by placing them in a landscape where sculpture, architecture and painting melt to highlight human figures, always at the core of his research, even when transfigured through multiple iconographic references.
A journey to the center of the Earth. Matteo Basilé
Galleria Pack will exhibit around ten large-format shots, where natural and human landscapes will bring the viewer into and extraordinary timeless journey.
FL Gallery presents Cuban artist Raúl Cordero.
Through recurring patterns which he transforms and revisits, Cordero has created his own personal universe by using computers and printing means to create pictures which end up being traditional oil paintings. Starting from his deep knowledge of the Western tradition in painting, his work constantly revolutionizes the painting process by using contemporary technological innovations. He uses this technology to celebrate the greatness of the most important and historically innovative mean in the history of art: Painting.
In this very first personal exhibition in Milan, Raúl Cordero will present eight new paintings, depicting different outdoor situations: landscapes, architecture, sailboats.
The pictures, created with soft colors, represent the coexistence of deconstructed figuration (blurred outlines) and abstract shapes (marked outlines), as well as a very personal way of adding and overlaying texts referring to the daily experience of creating art today.
Such texts are applied on semi-transparent elements simulating crystalline “windows”, distorting the traditional perception of subject-background. As a result, the work connects the figurative painting language with its following abstract metamorphosis and with the spirit of modernism.
At the same time, it questions how visual language has given way to textual information in contemporary art.
Galleria Continua, special guest in Spazio 22, presents two personal exhibitions by Kader Attia and Daniel Buren, two French artists from two different generations, Daniel Buren (1938), well-established on the international art scene for years now, and Kader Attia (1970) who in 2016 won the Marcel Duchamp prize, thus becoming the up-and-comer of French art of the future.
Visit soon as the finissage will be in five days.
Spazio 22. Viale Sabotino 22 Milano phone +39 02 3655 4554
open 11 am – 7 pm, Tuesday-Friday. Saturday 3 pm – 7 pm
NEW YORK: ART MEETS DESIGN
NYCxDesign: May 2017.
The New York artists meet design through unusual representations: Ed Grander, Jon Bugerman and Hektad.
A live and interactive performance aiming to mingle with aesthetics and graphics.
Ed Granger, multimedia and multidiscipline artist from Southern Louisiana, through the technique of print and digital images, creates remarkable collages: threads and fibers work together in space, line and color techniques.
Hektad is among the pioneers of New York graffiti art: known for his “Love Drunk”, he experiments new means while keeping true to his graffiti tradition. Love is at the core of his production.
Jon Burgerman promotes improvisation and the sensationalization of art. Doodle drawer and often considered the reference point for the very popular “Doodle art”, his production sways between figurative arts, urban art and pop culture, and he question our contemporary world with his subtle humor.
He firmly believes that through play and creativity art can lead to a change in the world, acting as a catalyst for people to change their microcosm.
Three artists, three interpretations of Re-vive, the only armchair in the world with a reclining system perfectly adapting to the body and its movements.
Natuzzi Italia’s exhibition Re-Thinking Re-vive is organized in collaboration with DIFFA, in order to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and to raise funds for organizations offering medical treatment, healthcare and educational programs in prevention and support of HIV/AIDS patients.