On view till July 21st at Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy is the exhibition, “Confronti” featuring works by Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino, and Piotr Uklanski. Curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Sara Fumagalli, and Stefano Raimondi; this exhibition is structured off the comparisons between the artistic avenues of four working contemporary artists that invest their endeavors in abstract, kinetic, and programmatic art.
It is said that these art forms arose in the the late 50s and into the 60s which have been readdressed and reinterpreted by numerous artists today. This exhibition is exposing what came before, what was the starting point, the foundation for the monument of creative practices that are current today. The exhibition is composed of forty works, a hefty collection for visitors to experience. Primarily composed from flat works hung on the walls of the gallery, it is clear that the artists’ investigation of surface is their main objective in their practice.
The walls of the gallery have been painted different colors, one red, grey, black, and the classic gallery white with various works that include the mediums of painting, drawing, collage, and mixed media works. The variety is amazing to see, and it becomes clear that their relationship to surface is an ongoing experiment pushing the bar of what can be done to understand and confront the conformity of the rectangular supports that the works are structured on. One after another you see the different pathways the artists took when addressing each piece. It is refreshing to see the sense of freedom in their works, allowing themselves to break away and create bodies of work that break from the traditions of paintings.
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