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Surfaces

Posted on December 22 2018

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Author Silvia Colombo
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Surfaces │ 5th December 2018 - 2nd January 2019
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A surface usually evocates something undefined, sometimes contradictory, as it can refer to reality as well as fantasy, memory, abstraction. It is a (re)starting point or a geometric form’s precise area. A surface marks, defines, contains, while revealing itself, maybe under an unusual perspective. In fact, there is always something behind or in front, over or under a surface, capable of hiding while showing, protecting while exposing (itself). It is manifold, multi-material but always bidimensional.
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Around those thoughts are gathered the artworks selected for the collective show Surfaces, set up at Spazio Millepiani in Rome from the 4th of December until the 2nd of January. The works here exhibited talk different languages, express different codes, being figurative as well as abstract, colour or black & white images, natural or artificial compositions. That is why they are able to explore as many dimensions as possible.
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Despite their diversity, though, they compose a set of homogeneous photographs led by one main idea: the surface as a huge space investigated and inspected through the artistic research.
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Jeffrey Lewis, Snow Capped Peaks of Janus, 2018 │ Buy it
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In a sense, the exhibition gives to the public not only visual impulses - coloured compositions, details… - but also tactile sensations. Despite we cannot physically touch or enter into the artworks, they let us fly, imagine, wander.
We can ideally brush a face, mentally going through its lines and wrinkles - proof of the time passing by and leaving a clear trace. We perceive the cracks of the wall like if we were there, touching some bricks and then concrete and then stone, polished by rain, snow, wind. It is like we were on a remote beach where the humid sand draws signs and erases tracks. We can see blurry and warped shapes through the transparency of the sea, of a vase, of a swimming pool.
A surface is matter, but also contrasts between lights and shadows, dialectic dialogue between reality and simulation, harmony between two opposite poles, disharmony among equals.
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Jean-Yves Coquelin, Jamun Composition on Indian Tiles, 2017  │ Buy it
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Sara C. Madsen, Awakening, 2017 │ Buy it
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Cate Wnek, Raising Goosebumps, Untitled, 2017 │ Buy it
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Sara C. Madsen, Grief, 2017 │ Buy it
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Luana Rigolli. Superfici Instabili, 2017 │ Buy it
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Arthur Trombetta - Neon, 2018 │ Buy it
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Masha Sardari, Initiating Permanence, 2017 │ Buy it
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