Massimo Luccioli & Nuria Torres
curated by Juan Carlos García Alía
Inauguration: Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 19.00
Open to the public: 8 June to 20 July 2018
Wednesday 6 June 2018, at 19.00, Honos Art presents “Convergent Dualism” the new double solo ceramic exhibition of Massimo Luccioli and Nuria Torres, curated by Juan Carlos García Alía.
Honos Art confirms the traditional annual appointment with the world of contemporary ceramic sculpture by comparing two artists coming from different cultural paths and generations. Even maintaining their own stylistic autonomy, some works have been manufactured four-hands, creating a Dialectic where each artist opens to the other and preserves his/her own artistic language. This is certainly one of the most salient points of an exhibition conceived completely site specific.
Dialectic is generated between the predominantly conceptual vision of Massimo Luccioli and the mostly figurative vision of Nuria Torres. The first accepts, for the first time in his extended career, that his artistic allocation takes on almost human form (Tarahumara I, II, III). The second one willingly inserts the discourse of the vital and ironic narrative in her own creations (La siesta). Luccioli and Torres testify to this intellectual openness to eachother with two significant works: Lina and El Beso, where everyone is himself but no longer as before.
Massimo Luccioli (Tarquinia, 1952), has a degree in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and approaches the world of sculpture collaborating with Giovanni Calandrini. Feeling the need to acquire new models of expression, he experimented different artistic languages through drawing, painting, graphics, sculpture in terracotta, bronze and ceramics. Among the most significant exhibitions as a sculptor, we remember the installation "Studiolo di San Girolamo" (San Salvatore in Lauro, Rome 2010), the exhibition "Spazio tempo dell'Evocazione" (Avigliano Umbro 2011), the participation in the Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics (Frascati 2012), "Vaselle d'autore" (Contemporary Art Ceramics Museum, Torgiano 2014) and "Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy" at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (2015).
Nuria Torres (Barcelona, 1976), is a Spanish artist who after a degree in Engineering felt in love with sculpture and specialized in La Llonja School of Arts and Crafts. Her technique, refined over the years, allows her to create pieces in marble and porcelain with a clear personal brand that mixes the influence of classical sculpture with a more contemporary symbolic aesthetic. Along her significant career she received the Honorable Mention in the Bellas Artes Prize Sant Jordi Paises Catalanes (2015) and today her works are present in numerous private and public collections including: Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum (Gwangju, South Korea); Museu de Aveiro (Portugal); Ariana Museum (Geneva, Switzerland) and Museu d'art contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerni (Spain).