New York - February 20th, 2017 - spotteart.com, an online platform for contemporary art & design, is pleased to announce a new exhibition titled “Hanging Repetition” by artist Lorenzo Taini. It is Taini’s first solo exhibition in the US. We invite the viewers to visit his collection online at artsy.com. The pieces are available for acquisition from February 20th, 2017.
Lorenzo Taini (b.77) is based in Milan, Italy, and trained in the studio arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. He is known for creating minimalist sutured works on canvas, works on paper, and assembled installations that explore the themes of continuity, fragility, and recurrence. Lorenzo started his career as an apprentice to such art critics as Francesco Lionetti, Ermanno Krumm, Marco Meneguzzo and Giovanni Maria Accame. His texts and critiques have been published in Flash Art, Arte e Critica and other art publications. Taini has also worked with such modern abstract painters as Grazia Varisco, Claudio Olivieri, Carla Accardi and Eugenio Giliberti.
The title of this exhibition was chosen by Taini for its particular resonance with current world affairs, and the perpetual state of change and repetition in our society. For his collection for Spotte Lorenzo proposed a pair of minimalist installations of assembled everyday objects.“A floating quality of painted canvases and wall installations has immediately shown a common foundation: repetition. The same concept transcends the object. When repeating a symbol, what feature prevails: the repetition itself or the characteristics of a symbol? Hume taught us that repetition doesn’t alter what is being repeated, but it changes something in whoever observes the repetition. Of course, there is a difference between lines and erasers, but in art, the real difference lies in the intention. Taini doesn’t realize that he is acting in two worlds when he aligns the lines and erasers. What excites him is a geometry of order in the series, creating sequences that have continuity and persistence. He achieves this with a certain lightness, avoiding accumulation or turning repetition into an extension.” - Giovanni Maria Accame
The wall installations are juxtaposed to a series of seven threaded floating canvas pieces. The limited space to which Lorenzo’s works are confined translates into a synthesis of meanings and constellation-like symbols. “The canvases are painted and sutured, a daily craftsmanship, a simplicity of gestures that joins and comprises different materials. Repeated gestures translate themselves into lines with no other goal than that of measuring the infinity of repetition. It is the same infinity that manifests itself in installations where nails hold erasures, sugar lumps, pencils, and coffee beans, invading the wall with the light breath of their suspension. Detached from the surface, these tiny objects project their shade on the wall: the intangible sign of transition, the idea of movement.” - Giovanni Maria Accame
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