Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included

In satires of contemporary society, Federico Solmi places corrupt, archetypal villains among cultural figures (like the pope or Superman) whose interplay defines his surreal, dystopian realities. Using bright colors and a combination of historical and contemporary imagery—often nefarious, hostile, and sexually explicit—Solmi poses criticisms of the present world that take the form of drawings, paintings, video animations, and mechanical sculptures within his installations. In King Kong and The End of the World (2006), Solmi presents the iconic beast in an allegorical battle against New York City, while in The Evil Empire (2007), the Pope is controversially represented as a porn-addict. Based in New York, Solmi works in a laborious, meticulous fashion where his animations are created by hand-drawn frames, painting, and 3-D animation.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian OnesLuis De Jesus Los Angeles
2016
Federico Solmi: THE BROTHERHOODLuis De Jesus Los Angeles
2015
FEDERICO SOLMI: The BrotherhoodPostmasters Gallery
View all

The Revolutionary, 2021

White pen and ink, gouache on wood panel
36 × 60 in
91.4 × 152.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Included

In satires of contemporary society, Federico Solmi places corrupt, archetypal villains among cultural figures (like the pope or Superman) whose interplay defines his surreal, dystopian realities. Using bright colors and a combination of historical and contemporary imagery—often nefarious, hostile, and sexually explicit—Solmi poses criticisms of the present world that take the form of drawings, paintings, video animations, and mechanical sculptures within his installations. In King Kong and The End of the World (2006), Solmi presents the iconic beast in an allegorical battle against New York City, while in The Evil Empire (2007), the Pope is controversially represented as a porn-addict. Based in New York, Solmi works in a laborious, meticulous fashion where his animations are created by hand-drawn frames, painting, and 3-D animation.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones
Other works by Federico Solmi
Other works from Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Related works
Related artists