22 VII 2015: Materia Sonica. For 6pm Your Local Time Europe, by Link Art Center. 2015 www.materiasonica.it. Artists: Giuseppe De Mattia, Dies_(aka Fabio Volpi), Daniela Di Maro, Michele Lombardelli, Marco Andrea Magni / Giorgio Sancristoforo, Samuele Menin, Luca Scarabelli, Michele Spanghero, Massimiliano Viel. Performer @ MusicalZoo Festival: Otolab, Dies_(aka Fabio Volpi), Untitled Noise (Michele Lombardelle e Luca Sarabelli), Teatrino Elettrico; Installazione Sonora di Crop (Sergio Messina, Claudio Sinatti). Curated by: Rossella Moratto, Fabio Volpi, Dario Bonetta. Download catalogue pdf
A+B gallery presents the second solo show by the american painter Osamu Kobayashi. OK!, the title of the show, is composed by a new coherent series of painings. Until September 19, 2015.
The writer Paul D’Agostino says on his text “Sharable Joys in the Paintings of Osamu Kobayashi”: “It is in his very operative motion, in his ostensibly slow, meditative pictorial gesture, that a careful viewer begins to perceive, in the exquisite works of the young American painter Osamu Kobayashi, a fervid sense of joy that is not merely formal, chromatic and compositional, but also procedural, inherent and material.”
A+B gallery, Brescia (I) is pleased to announce the opening of “Monsieur Fanta!” an exhibition of paintings by Tiziano Martini (Soltau, 1983). The exhibited works were created in the studio he has been assigned as resident artist for the year 2015 at the Lipsien Art foundation in Düsseldorf. Text for the exhibition by Gabriele Tosi.
A+B is delighted to present “Bobbi”, an exhibition by Stephanie Stein and Tobias Hoffknecht, two artists who mainly use sculpture and installation. “Bobbi” features a new work titled “O-Ton”, 2015 created by the merging of the two different researches of the artists. The exhibition space will be transformed thanks to a total transparency of the majestic of the wall sculpture.
On Macauda’s surfaces the painting is soaking. His gestures sink and re-emerge like if guided by a wave, they vibrate dynamically thinking at an earthy matter with a water-like fluidness. The mental confidence of the stroke melts free, away from any aggressive extreme because it creates that candor that is able to melt the caves of artifice. This is how I understand the use of these soft pastels, that, being pure and without solvents, make the artist work on bonds, feeling the image instead of projecting it from the eyes. The vulnerability of the matter – a rush touch can cause a botch – matches with the visual refusal of any fossil form, its long-lasting brightness delegates to the light, that is the life, any characteristic and formal task. (text by Gabriele Tosi. Download full english text here; Scarica qui il testo completo in italiano)
Blitzen Benz is the thunder car that in 1909 broke the first high speed record of a combustion engine beating a vapor engine car. It is a myth that is unconsciously echoed in all the “tuning” transformations, where everything is considered in alt.
Aesthetic expedients with specific criteria through practice, transformation and creation of something that comes from motivations that refer to challenge, speed and a specific “beauty”. Therefore, there are motivations that refer to a community, to a need to express themselves through criteria dictated by a predominant aesthetic.
In the realization of the exhibited works the artist wanted to use the same attitude and, therefore, he wanted his works to be objects created to express themselves and be respected by their community of provenance, creating normality/diversity and decoration/identity simultaneously.
The works are like paintings, with all what refers to the action of painting. But the materials are from that world that uses carbon fibre, colorful neons, bright colors and ornamental elements in plastic materials.