LORENZA BOISI

MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST... MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

LORENZA BOISI
MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST...

MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

 

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

Opening: Wednesday 14 December, from 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment
 

 

RIBOT is pleased to present a solo show by Lorenza Boisi (Milan, 1972): a selection of recent works, oils on canvas and ceramic sculptures, made by the artist specifically for the exhibition.

 

The title, “Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us” alludes to a crucial moment in the famous novel by William Golding The Lord of the Flies. In Simon’s remark, the prophesy of Shim’on (he who listens), the shy, inspired, soothsaying boy tries to give both a logical explanation and an interpretation of the possible existence of the “beast” that menaces the survival of the group.

 

A beast that might exist or not… that could be within the boys themselves: the projection of their dark side, a physical or imaginary embodiment of their fears, their ancestral need to reify the Unknown, and their Loneliness. Times being what they are, Lorenza Boisi hints at a world that is the very home and body of Apprehension. A personal, extensive, social and historical apprehension that is metaphorically close to Golding’s novel. 

 

The paintings on show tell of the almost sociological possibilities of one or more existential figures, the artist’s alter egos, and narrate, through the use of synecdoche, her universe and its incurable partiality, its subjectivity and, by extension, much more.

 

The ceramics, sculptures, and installations contain an aesthetic reference to her questioning of the media, of known techniques that the artist keeps her distance from, and the works generate a small segment of life, an indistinct place, by attributing a historical meaning to that vague territory that is tale-spinning memory.

 

A place of abandonment and desertions, of transits as adolescence. A place of mystification and of undecipherable moral qualities in face of the arrival of irrationality. A generic and/or highly personal place/time where there remains the mystery of the precise nature of narrative aims and dynamics.

Precisely here where the Beast is to be found or not to be found or We, above all, are the Beast.

DANIEL BOCCATO

fly like an eagle

19 September - 3 November 2018

DANIEL BOCCATO
fly like an eagle

a cura di Domenico de Chirico

 

19 September - 3 November 2018

Opening 19 September at 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment

RIBOT gallery is pleased to present fly like an eagle, curated by Domenico de Chirico, the first solo show in Italy of the artist Daniel Boccato (Campinas, Brazil, 1991; he lives and works in New York). A selection of recent wall sculptures from the series “Wall Works”, specifically made for this show, shall be presented.

 

Inspired by two complementary universes, the flora and fauna, these forms with Symbolist echoes, influenced by logos, flags, image libraries and devoid of details, emerge from the walls of the gallery taking, on the first floor, the aspect of proud birds of prey and, on the lower floor, those of trees of different species. Sharp outlined silhouettes which, through the use of vectorial rendering digitally developed by the artist, space Pop Art to Minimal Art references. 

 

These chameleon-like works perfectly mimic the color and texture of the gallery walls. Even if these works protrudeby a few centimeters from the walls, they still come across as being a part of the setting and contribute to the creation of a very special atmosphere. Boccato conceives the “Wall Works” as contemporary bas-reliefs, deprived ofany purely figurative value in order to concentrate exclusively on the form and on the relationship that they generate with theenvironment.

 

Notwithstanding the digital planning of the silhouettes, the works are later shaped by a laser wood cutter, so they maintain all the distinctive features of a “unique piece” because, even though they can be reproduced on any walls, they must have the exact colour and particular characteristics of the walls hosting them and so, as a result, they are always different and never repetitive.

 

fly like an eagle transforms the neutral space of the gallery into a metaphysical atmosphere, an apparently mute space that is then animated by the presence of the viewers who, when entering a room populated by these forms, spark off a subjective, emotive, and spiritual relationship with them.

Daniel Boccato (Campinas, Brazil, 1991); he lives and works in New York) graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2014. He has had solo shows at Tabacalera, Madrid, 2018; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, 2017; The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, 2016; Formato Comodo, Madrid, 2016 and others.

BIOGRAPHY (PDF)

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Daniel Boccato, bobo, 2018, mixed media,

Daniel Boccato, bobo, 2018, mixed media, 24x40cm, 8 exemplars + 3 AP

PUBLICATION

DANIEL BOCCATO

fly like an eagle

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Gallery hours:

Tue - Fri: 3 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday: 11.30 am - 6.30 pm

and by appointment 

RIBOT arte contemporanea

via Enrico Nöe 23 - 20133 Milan

info@ribotgallery.com

Tel.+39 347 050 93 23

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