martedì 9 dicembre 2014

PASSAGGI CONCRETI, next solo show.

Parentesi Aperte: 
108 "Passaggi Concreti"
curated by Alessandra Ioalé

From 12th December to 13th January 2015 Opening 12th December h. 18 Studio D’Ars Milan
A great aperture and sensibility drive the artist to never stop trying and find the final form of that which has never had form and get in touch with the unconscious, influenced by the natural enviroment in which combines organic forms and artificial primitives that call forth in him important expressive urgency that led him to be one of the leaders of the European post-graffiti. To Studio D'Ars, 108 presents a corpus of works on paper, canvas, video and installation in which central is the representation of large megaliths, that have in themselves the signs of an ancient past, reviewed by the testing of a new color ranges in relation to each form developed and the meaning of each color. Just Concrete Passages, through which know the unknown of this world, and in front of which 108 stands to listen, to give back the sound. The second solo show of Parentesi Aperte’ cycle by Alessandra Ioalé for the season 2014/2015 of the Gallery. 108 108 (Guido Bisagni, 1978) is an Italian artist in the field of street art and contemporary art from Alessandria. 108 has moved from working in traditional graffiti art to painting large and mysterious figures that invade public spaces. He was the first writer to use numbers instead of letters for his name. He started to work when he was a child on the streets of Alessandria, and used different names. His work has appeared on the streets of Milan, Paris, London, Berlin, and New York City. His first works known by people are enigmatic “blob”-like yellow shapes. It is his firm intention to make visual chaos. His new works are labyrinths, dead trees, non figurative 3D objects and installations, but especially black and gloomy shapes, becoming one of the biggest and influential artists in graffiti abstractism. In the last years, he took part in a lot of international exhibitions: Nusign 2.4 in Paris, Urban Edge Show in Milano, Segundo and Tercer Asalto in Zaragoza and, in 2007 he was invited to join the project called Walls inside the Biennale di Venezia. During March 2008 he was invited to join Nomadaz (a show curated by Pablo Aravena) in Los Angeles with Eltono, Dem, Microbo and other artists to represent Europe in the U.S.A. 108’s doomy black abstractions are engaging and challenging in equal measure. Whether it be within the confines of a small room in the abandoned monastery, where the large triangular constructions are most effective and have the effect of warping and playing with the room’s dimensions as the viewer attempts to back away and comprehend the pieces, or as a surreal floating void on a wall beside a busy road.