THE GROUP SHOW
Francesco Cervelli, Mauro Di Silvestre, Brigita Huemer, Daniel Jouseff, Francesca Matarazzo, Lorenzo Modica, Angelica Romeo,
Maurizio Savini, Nicole Voltan
Mucciaccia Contemporary is pleased to present The Group Show, the exhibition that shows the works of the artists who collaborated with the gallery, from the moment of its opening. The gallery space has been set up to restate a critical journey that will accompany the visitor on a memorable path that will take place in the entire gallery space.
In this exhibition there are several connected artistic researches: the complex painting of Francesco Cervelli and Mauro Di Silvestre, the particular works by Daniel Jouseff, Lorenzo Modica, Maurizio Savini and Nicole Voltan. There is also the harmonious plexiglass by Birigita Huemer which dialogues with the material and graphic paintings by Angelica Romeo and Francesca Matarazzo.
The exhibition which celebrated the opening of the gallery was Nel Fondo del Tempo. It was dedicated to Francesco Cervelli and Mauro Di Silvestre who both were confronted with the themes of the flow of time and human memory. Francesco Cervelli has a conceptual approach and his works are citations taken from the collective history in order to capture the viewer's attention and bring it back to the most representative places of art history. Meanwhile, Mauro Di Silvestre’s works are the result of a pictorial language which has its inspirational source in the personal memory: in his works we can see objects, scenes of life that overlap with decorative patterns.
The artistic research of Nicole Voltan, who was the protagonist of the site-specific exhibition entitled Piano CIELO / Piano TERRA, develops following different artistic mediums like fiber art, painting and sculpture. Each works conceal a theoretical complexity that can be read as a journey between different levels of understanding nature. Along this journey, art and science provide different representations of a knowledge that expand and change, with the aim of understanding the man in its complexity.
Among the young emerging artists appears the work of Lorenzo Modica, who explores themes such as images, languages, chance and the relationship with architectural space. On this occasion the work exposed was made after an artistic residency held in 2015 in Belgrade.
In the show there is also the artist Maurizio Savini, well known for his creations made with chewing gum and with its works of art that give a critical interpretation of the contemporary society.
The exhibition continues with the works of Francesca Matarazzo, which were exhibited at the show titled Ipergrafie. Matarazzo’s works are characterized by a material transcription of graphic signs that derive from a compositional process about a reflection on the themes of time, the unconscious and identity.
For the artist Daniel Jouseff are exposed works born from the FLAGS series, which reflect on the iconography of the flag as a symbol of identity and cultural belonging. The "borderline" artist, born in Sweden but of Palestinian origin, focuses his artistic production on identity research, and associating the irrational and the rational and, the belonging to a place and the search for it.
At the end of the exhibition are exposed the works of the two artists, Brigita Huemer and Angelica Romeo. Recently, they were both, protagonists of the retrospective titled EMOTIVA, in which they highlighted the analysis of the ego and the complexity of the human being and his emotions. The geometric and monochromatic painting on plexiglass by Brigita Huemer tending to capture the fluid material through the pictorial gesture, enters into a dialogue with the gestural painting of Angelica Romeo.
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Open to the public 19 June – 10 October 2018
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