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ONE WEEK ONE ART is the project that will help us discover Mucciaccia Contemporary’s artists. Starting from the 2nd of June, each week will be dedicated to a different artist, each of whom will have a personal virtual space for explaining in depth a select artwork. In addition, there will be the possibility to view and purchase such work on the Tuesday of the following week.

The appointment of the first week is dedicated to the work I Vizi Riflettenti by Ria Lussi, who is currently exhibiting her latest show ALEGORIA at our gallery, and will be followed by the artists Angelica Romeo and Brigita Huemer.

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This artwork attempts to put together the most compelling elements of this period of forced reclusion due to the pandemic. During the quarantine, says the artist, people rediscovered the pleasure of hand-making bread and cakes. Namely, the artist aims at highlighting how the race for grabbing essential goods (e.g. flour, yeast etc. which are portrayed in this piece), became an authentic re-appropriation of ancestral traditions: from raw materials to hand work in general. 

The textural effect is a characteristic of the artistic research of Angelica Romano, and in this case, it symbolizes the concept of tactility, which is indeed the artist’s message behind this work. The artist employs everyday objects.
 
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Angelica Romeo was born in 1970 in Rome, where she also lives and works. In 1991 she graduated from the Colalucci restoration school and began her artistic career. Prone to an impetuous dynamism that makes material and color the functional elements for an unconditional surrender of personal expressiveness, her works appear strongly gestural.

She made her debut in 2009 at the Romberg gallery with the exhibition Azioni, Contrazioni, Rivelazioni, curated by Gianluca Marziani. She participated in several group exhibitions including: Smart Made in Italysponsored by the Embassy of Italy in the Principality of Monaco and Arte senza frontiere at Palazzo Colonna in Rome.

Her stylistic signature is the formal outcome of a multi-material rhabdomantic abstract-brand, with the echo of a naturalistic inspiration. Her intent is to achieve a formal result with the sign, whose style presents an apparent casualness of the gesture and its physical presence acts over time on the canvas in order to have a creative and characterizing function.

In 2011 she held her second personal exhibition entitled De Aqua, and in 2014 she presented the project Vinyle. In 2015 she participated at the exhibition Arte in circolo, curated by Gianluca Marziani and Giulia Abate and in 2017 she took part in the Presenze, Assenze exhibition at the Galleria d’arte Eitch Borromini in Rome. In May 2018, Angelica Romeo participated together with Brigita Huemer in the duo exhibition EMOTIVA, at Mucciaccia Contemporary in Rome with the curatorship of Cesare Biasini Selvaggi.

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