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venerdì 18 gennaio 2019

108 – Sogno Lucido - 14 Feb 2019 - Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Inaugurazione giovedì 14 febbraio
108: SOGNO LUCIDO - 15.02 – 27.03.2019



(ITA): Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea è lieta di presentare Sogno Lucido, la mostra personale dell’artista italiano 108, a cura di Michela D’Acquisto. 

Dopo anni durante i quali 108 aveva affidato le sue forme essenziali esclusivamente al nero, in occasione della nuova mostra negli spazi della galleria l’artista ritorna all’uso del colore: si tratta di un’evoluzione istintiva che lo vede non più soltanto come un’esigua componente razionale in gran parte assorbita dall’irrazionalità preponderante delle sue macchie scure, ma che adesso ne rivaluta le qualità sensibili capaci di avvicinare la realtà alla sfera spirituale, in un processo fortemente ispirato agli scritti di Huxley riguardanti la percezione e alla teoria sui colori di Kandinskij. Astratti ma organici, questi lavori si sottraggono alle leggi della geometria e scaturiscono dal caso e dalle ripetizioni che governano la natura; concisi e tuttavia perfettamente eloquenti, riflettono anche formalmente la dualità della loro essenza, in quanto il nero è contemporaneamente plenitudine e vuoto, e in più «esteriormente è il colore con minor suono: su uno sfondo nero qualsiasi colore, anche se ha un suono flebile, sembra forte e preciso». Attraverso un approccio assimilabile a quello automatico utilizzato dai surrealisti o, ancora meglio, da medium e sciamani, 108 abbandona il controllo della ragione e rimette interamente all’inconscio la sua onnicomprensiva pratica artistica, che comprende e concilia in sé molteplici suggestioni – su tutte, le avanguardie del Novecento, i culti primordiali e le tradizioni popolari del Piemonte delle sue origini, le culture e le religioni orientali – ma anche la sua vita quotidiana e l’assoluta necessità di trascenderla. Come in un rituale privato, o come nel corso di un sogno lucido – in cui si è consapevoli di stare sognando e diventa quindi possibile controllarne la narrativa – tramite la sua arte 108 inventa e plasma la realtà a lui circostante, offrendo uno sguardo privilegiato sulla dimensione onirica che sempre traspare dalle sue opere.

(ENG): Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present Sogno Lucido, the solo exhibition of the Italian artist 108, curated by Michela D'Acquisto. 

 After years during which 108 had entrusted his essential shapes exclusively to black, on the occasion of the new exhibition in the gallery's spaces the artist returns to the use of color: it's an instinctive evolution that sees it no longer only as a small rational component largely absorbed by the preponderant irrationality of his dark spots, but which now re-evaluates its sensitive qualities capable of bringing reality closer to the spiritual sphere, in a process strongly inspired by Huxley's writings concerning perception and by Kandinsky's color theory. Abstract but organic, these works avoid the laws of geometry and arise from chance and from the repetitions that govern nature; concise and yet perfectly eloquent, they also formally reflect the duality of their essence, as black is at the same time plenitude and emptiness, and in addition «it's externally the most toneless color, against which all other colors, even the weakest, sound stronger and more precise». Through an approach similar to the automatic one employed by surrealists or, even better, by mediums and shamans, 108 abandons the control of reason and entirely refers to the unconscious his all-encompassing artistic practice, which includes and combines various suggestions – above all, the Twentieth century avant-gardes, the primordial cults and popular traditions of his Piedmont, Eastern cultures and religions – but also his daily life and the absolute need to transcend it. As in a private ritual, or as during a lucid dream – in which one is aware that one is dreaming and therefore it becomes possible to control its narrative – through his art 108 invents and molds his surrounding reality, offering a privileged view on the dreamlike dimension that always shines through his works. On show: paintings, a site-specific installation, and works on paper.

martedì 4 dicembre 2018

108: "In Transito" new book by PressPress.

108 - In Transito 
180 drawings from 2009 to 2018
17 dreams (Italian text)
Introduction by Dr. Pira
208 pages on Favini paper Graphic
Design by Ilaria Pittassi
Press Press Risograph (LINK)
Screenprint printed by Press Press at Spazio Florida,
Milano - November 2018 250 numbered copies
you can buy it here: https://tictail.com/presspress/108-in-transito






martedì 4 settembre 2018

PGSD - Altrove - Museo Marca Catanzaro

PGSD Post-Graffiti Stress Disorder
Museo Marca, Catanzaro
8 August – 04 September 2018
Curated by Vittorio Parisi and Edoardo Suraci.
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108: "tecnica per contrastare l'ansia" 2018
Painting on canvas (6,70x2,70m)
PGSD group show - Altrove 2018
MARCA museum Catanzaro.



ALTROVE: http://www.altrovefestival.it/altrove-festival-5-pgsd/
MUSEO MARCA: http://www.museomarca.info/eventi/pgsd-post-graffiti-stress-disorder-la-grande-mostra-sul-fenomeno-post-graffiti-a-cura-di-altrove_49/
EXIBART: http://www.exibart.com/notizia.asp?IDNotizia=58799&IDCategoria=204

Il disturbo da stress post-traumatico, in psichiatria, è l’insieme di segni e di sintomi tipici che accompagnano la descrizione a un fattore accidentale estremo, ma si riferisce anche a una vasta gamma delle reazioni individuali che giocano un ruolo fondamentale nel comportamento. Al Museo MARCA di Catanzaro il termine “StressDisorder” è riletto e ricontestualizzato, dai curatori Edoardo Suraci e Vittorio Parisi, come “trauma” legato alla confusione e alla distorsione generato dall’accumulo visivo delle città contemporanee e al bombardamento dei social, nella mostra PGSD – Post-Graffiti Stress Disorder, evento principale della quinta edizione dell’Altrove Festival evento dedicato alla Street art e alla rigenerazione del contesto urbano.

venerdì 18 maggio 2018

108 live performance @ Buzz Kill

Live performance (sound performance and video) at BuzzKill
FCKFF Exhibition at PAC - Parco Arte Contemporanea
LIVORNO 2018.
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Digital/Analogic.
DIY instrument.
Raw screenprint on paper and tshirts.
Painting on paper.

https://www.instagram.com/buzz_kill_gallery





lunedì 7 maggio 2018

R.P.M. collective show - Valencia

R.P.M.
108, ARNAUD LIARD, GRAPHIC SURGERY, MONEYLESS and NELIO.
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.

http://www.plasticmurs.com

mercoledì 25 aprile 2018

LIVELLI 3RD EDITION - 108 GRAPHIC SURGERY STEN LEX TELLAS ZEDZ


FROM 28 APRIL 2018 TO 27 MAY 2018 
GALLERIA VARSI 
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.

Prints are available here: http://galleriavarsi.it/artists/108/








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
GALERIE CELAL M13
www.celalm13.com


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.