SINOPSIS25 JUN a 25 SEPExposición Colectiva
- Exposición Colectiva
Fechas y horarios25 JUN a 25 SEP 2016
Vernissage: Opening on Saturday the 25th June 2016, at 7.00 pm
Andrea Kvas, Valerio Nicolai and Enej Gala are the actors of the new intervention at AplusA Gallery in Venice, whose main plot is dictated by painting. Beyond the subject and content expressed as individual artists, their art is united by the idea of pictorial which exceeds and goes beyond the traditional limits of the canvas in order to invade the space around them. Similar to most experimental theatrical research, the work of these three artists is based on the idea of overcoming the barriers erected by the clichés and generate a liberating mechanism in which the viewer is crowded out by the expressive and expository mode of the works.
There is a will to disorient the viewer, a sort of necessity that comes from inside of each of the artists and shows out in a silent and devastating shriek, where awareness of the function of painting and its expansion into the space is the point of tearing of the self until its elimination.
We should keep in mind the myth of Narcissus, where the realistic pictorial representation is the metaphor of falsehood and deception which leads to the painful awareness of the perception of the world around us; in the case of Andrea Kvas, Enej Gala and Valerio Nicolai, this process does not just represent a trick, but rather is the concrete form to make clear, unequivocal, in order to bare, not only painting, but also themselves.
Despite the differences, the three artists are united by a powerful irony that captures the viewers in order to bring them closer to a seductive language, subduing and taking them to an experimental dimension in which certainties and values are systematically broken and reconfigured.
Born in Gorizia in1988, he lives and works in Venice. The transformative mixed media works of Italian artist Valerio Nicolai are defined by their contextual experience. Working with various characters, stories, objects and atmospheres, Nicolai crafts elaborate visual narratives featuring clay, taxidermied and living birds, and thick oil on canvas. Nicolai continually probes the boundaries of pictorial space, expanding his installations to envelope the surrounding space in color fields, shape and structure.
Nicolai is an Italian artist who lives and works between Gorizia and Venice and attended the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he was awarded a study grant at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice. He has shown with a number of galleries and institutions including Treti Galaxie, Turin, Italy, Clima Gallery, Milan and in 2015 he was part of SHIT AND DIE, an exhibition produced by Artissima Turin and curated by Maurizio Cattelan.
Enej Gala has graduated in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he also achieved his master in painting in 2015. Since 2010 he has been invited to several group show all over Europe: in Milan, Lisbon, Tirana, Rotterdam, Slovenia and also at the Dakar Biennale (2013).
In 2015 has been invited during the opening of the Venice Biennale at the Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market at the A plus A gallery in Venice. He has been selected for the 31st International Biennale of graphic art Ljubljana (2015) by the curator Nicola Lees. He has won an artist residency of one year at Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice (2015) and is the winner of the walking with art Stonefly price 2015 and has and presented his work in a solo show at the Fabrica del Vapore in Milan. He lives and works in Venice.
Andrea Kvas is an Italian artist, born in Trieste in 1986. The core of Andrea Kvas' recent research is to put the artworks in a condition which forces the viewer, and the artist himself, to deal with the limits of perception. Untitled, abstract, informal and purely physical, Kvas' work produces perplexing questions. This tension can only be released by removing our pre-conceptions, to enjoy their presence.
Kvas' research has been devoted to questioning the nature of paintings and painting practice. In recent years the Italian artist has created an impressive and prolific group of works, which interrogate the relationship between a painting and its own structure. The support is either removed or made to become part of the piece itself.
Andrea Kvas has exhibited in several museums, foundations and galleries in Italy and abroad. Among the most significant institutions should be noted: Museo Marino Marini, Florence; MACRO, Rome; Chert gallery, Berlin; ermes-ermes, Vienna; Kaufmann Repetto, Milan; Frutta Gallery, Rome; Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam; Fondazione per l’arte, Rome.
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