Beheading practice | DELLORO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA(1209 reads)
Group Exhibition | 04 Apr - 31 May 2012
A group exhibition by Davide Balliano, Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, Marco Di Giovanni, Gianni Garrera, Paolo Grassino, Sergio Ragalzi and Andreas Zingerle. Six artists are summoned up to show their skills in ‘beheading’: by representing heads, artists put on stage their outstanding way to ‘decapitate’ the human figure.
Even if they express themselves through different languages they are all focusing on a matter which seems to be more ‘mental’ then ever thought. In all the works exhibited the ‘decapited heads’ are completely indipendent, as if they were not originally part of a body.
Based on this perfect indipendence of human head, in both conceptual and aesthetic senses, the exhibition approaches ironically the “anatomical obsession”starting from the idea of practice as repetition, because exercices are for their own definition a systematic method aimed to reach a perfect final synthesis.
All artists in all ages have been practicing the study of head, beheading each in a different way their personal obsession for the theme. At the same time, this ironic decapitation is able to minimize the quest of perfection and someway to ridicule it.
The exhibition pass through painting, draw, sculpture, photograph and installation, from multiple works in series to individual, until finally converge in a special dimension of reflection. So we can visit the archetypal shapes of Ragalzi, appearing as prehistoric paintings, passing throughout little self -portraits of Grassino where he obsessively overdoes on his own head image.
Then we can easily approach the confortable shapes of Andreas Zingerle’s concrete modeling, repeating them in more then one attempts, and deal with the conceptual synthesis of Dandini’s photos or with the graphic taste of Balliano.
The final destination will be that of self- beheading: approaching the Di Giovanni’s installation visitors will finally loose their heads, even if only in optical sense. This way the decapitation practice reaches its inescapable end.
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