A portrait of contemporary society, caught between moments of great sociality and personal moments of seclusion. Intimacy and alienation are the keywords of the new project presented by Francesca Minini: portraits of crowds in real and intellectual environments immersed in the most abstract places of the mind play with an everyday reality that doesn’t hide its ironic side. Four artists, each with his own idiosyncratic individuality, approach the theme in somehow similar yet ultimately wildly diverging ways.
At the center of the booth Francesco Simeti presents his recent series of ceramics, an evolution from his previous production of apparently fantastic worlds, which however hide social and environmental denunciations of excessive human and industrial actions affecting the environment.
On the wall a Armin Boehm’s painting, moments of everyday life, household scenes or cocktail parties depicting crowds of people often lost in their solitude with an approach based on German Expressionism and its avant-garde literary tendencies. A fragmented gaze encompasses various angles and creates different levels of interpretation, combining fabric, paper, paint and material elements.
Matthias Bitzer takes us into a more rarefied dimension, in his portraits of intellectuals the atmosphere becomes more abstract, the geometry outlines kaleidoscopic spaces that express the complexity of the feelings and thoughts that become places of the mind.
Gabriele Picco brings a breath of irony, a sarcastic and amused look at everyday life and a reinterpretation of its objects that turns common household items into pictorial icons.