lunedì 7 maggio 2018

R.P.M. collective show - Valencia

4 May – 15 June 2018 - PLASTIC MURS - Calle Denia 45, 40006. Valencia, Spain

Regime of Draft When one morning in 1935, at the Concours Lépine inventor’s fair, Marcel Duchamp put his gramophone on the table and turned his first series of Rotoreliefs on it, there was no one betting on those cardboard discs. But it is known that, that same night, his eccentric circles were still spinning in the eyes of a few “scouts” at a variable speed between 40 and 60 revolutions per minute. Showing the modern fascination for the machine, the constant movement and the optical illusion, the Rotoreliefs scratched the surface of cardboard to generate an unusual depth in the game between the sight and a proper rotation regime. The works selected by Plastic Murs for their new collective to suggest the possibility of the creative process understood as a spin, as a game looking from the walls of the city to the walls of the gallery, rehearsed from one piece to another and vice versa, as happens with the large organic, black spots, with which the Italian 108 fills papers that he then folds and unfolds following a precise geometry of lines, or in the drawings where the French Nelio is adding more and more orchestrated marker strokes. They suggest a reversible line of growth on paper. Likewise, this process of idea is in the conception of the Ritournelle of the Frenchman Arnaud Liard, who are substitutes for torn walls with iridescent and metallic inserts that we activate when moving; in the surgical assemblages of overlapping wooden frames of the Dutch Graphic Surgery, who challenge us to get tangled up in their black latticework; or in the two works presented by the Italian Moneyless and that takes us to a renewal of the geometric line, to that revolution of the circle, to the spring that appears by rotation and displacement. Thus, this evolution of forms in process can also be tested throughout the assembly, adjusting our speed selector at each step, in case we succeed in finding in the rotation around each one of the works at not a single fixed point but -like Octavio Paz would say- the infinite rotation of infinite points that moves the whole constellation of signs of our wandering time, which end sand begins at every moment, still without a name, in constant rotation regime, as corresponds to a disc. Ricardo Forriols Universitat Politècnica de València.

mercoledì 25 aprile 2018


FROM 28 APRIL 2018 TO 27 MAY 2018 
Via di Grotta Pinta 38 00186 Rome, Italy

April 28th, 2018 Galleria Varsi presents the third edition of the “Livelli” silkscreen exhibition in collaboration with 56Fili. This year the exhibition focuses on the technical possibilities of silkscreen printing which make the artworks emerge in a unique way; this is done by using media in a non-traditional way, bending them to each artist’s needs.

A personal research has been carried out for all artists aimed at satisfying their different aesthetic needs, thus succeeding in obtaining original works that have been created directly during the silkscreen printing phase and not simply reproduced. For this edition, 56Fili and Galleria Varsi, have chosen to invite five of the most important international urban artists:

108 (IT), Graphic Surgery (NL), Sten & Lex (IT), Tellas (IT), Zedz (NL), who worked within a year in the screen printing laboratory. Arturo Amitrano, curator of the 56Fili project, has gone beyond the previous editions, investigating and encouraging artists to experiment on different media such as paper, textiles, plexiglass and lenticular film. 108– The artist has brought to silkscreen printing the same approach he uses in the creation of his other works.

By working on different media, such as masking, freehand drawing on gloss coated paper, spray on typographic screens, he was able to reproduce on silkscreen what is usually done on canvas. Most of his production is based on the creation of diptychs where the traces left by color on the matrix of the first work become the base for the construction of the second one, generating a formal and material bond between them.

martedì 6 marzo 2018

108: "Abolir toute pensée rationnelle" - Galerie Celal M13 - Paris.

108: "Abolir toute pensée rationnelle"  
Exposition personnelle
15 mars - 14 avril 2018

Text by Michela D'Acquisto:
108’s black shapes are hard to compare to anything in the current world. Concise & irregular, they deviate not only from canonical representations, but also from geometrical rigor – the correspondences, instead, are to be found on the immaterial plane of the unconscious. Conceived as the visual manifestation of an inner process which aims to abolish rational thought, these new works diverge from his previous ones, subverting the proportion between irrational & non-irrational components. If in the previous works the dichotomy was less marked and more oriented towards rationality, represented by the perfection of the geometric shapes at times interrupted by colorful elements with an irregular perimeter, now it’s the irrationality of the dark stains prevailing on the colorful rational part, reduced to thin lines which enter the shadow and are almost absorbed by it. The artist adapts and alters the lexicon of geometry to depict what lies beyond the visible. In this case, giving space to transcendent impulses is an attempt to achieve freedom from the subordination to external reality, and in particular to reconcile one’s own duality and release its most instinctive part, at least in the sphere of the intangible. It’s a random and impulsive process which, like everything that concerns 108’s artistic practice, can be assimilated to an intensely intimate ritual. And it’s the natural outcome of this process that the black eventually prevails: after all, painting black is a way of painting plenitude and, at the same time, emptiness. Observing these black shapes, abstract yet organic, incredibly simple & hypnotically repetitive, is for me a modality of aniconic meditation. They hold and reveal a belonging to the earth and its primordial cults, aknowledge rooted in the underworld and, in their essentiality, they connect to the purest state of awareness.

martedì 14 novembre 2017

108: Equinozio d'Autunno, Little Circus, Milano.

Temporary exhibition inside the Little Circus space at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. 
Opening: 21/09/2017

martedì 2 maggio 2017

Die Affenfaust Galerie präsentiert vom 13.05.2017 bis zum 03.06.2017 die Gruppenausstellung „ABSTRACTR̶E̶A̶L̶I̶S̶M̶“.

108 - Alberonero - Anna Vu (AMA) - ANDRECO - Daniela Wesenberg - Darko Caramello Nikolic - David Stein - Gesa Lange - Johannes Kersting - Johannes Mundinger - KidCash Chrischi - Koolski - MadC - Mate Steinforth - Moneyless - Nartur Kunstgruppe - Nelio Riga - Nico Sawatzki - OX - Quintessenz - SEIKON - Xiyao Wang - XOOOOX

Die Affenfaust Galerie präsentiert vom 13.05.2017 bis zum 03.06.2017 die Gruppenausstellung „ABSTRACTR̶E̶A̶L̶I̶S̶M̶“.

Paul-Roosen-Straße 43, 22767 Amburgo