23 April - 27 June 2015
23 April - 27 June 2015
Opening: Wednesday 22 April, from 7 PM
The artist will be present
RIBOT - arte contemporanea
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan
Wednesday - Friday / 3 to 7.30 PM
Saturday / 11 AM to 6.30 PM
also by appointment
RIBOT opens to the public with the first solo exhibition in Italy by German artist Felix Schramm (Hamburg, 1970). Schramm focuses his research on a very peculiar vision of space, characterized by different sculptural shapes and multiple opportunities of interpretation.
For the exhibition, Schramm will design a site specific installation, part of his "Spatial Intersection" series. An artwork, built intersecting wooden structures and drywalls, which strongly alters the perception of space and breaks the continuity of the gallery walls. The installation will produce visual and emotional short circuits. The explosion of the wall transforms architecture into sculpture and modifies the concept of environment, from 'space to fill' to' living and mercurial space', willing to overcome its own boundaries through a new dynamic of the relationship between artwork and public.
The concept of the interpenetration of planes and of the celebration of the dynamic power of the form can also be found in the sculptures on display. "Omission 2" and "Quiet Might" are casts of human heads in wax, plaster and polyurethane resins. The artist elaborates them and, then, combines them with different materials to create an expressiveness of solids and voids in which the human essence is charged with theatrical drama.
The exhibition projects concludes with the limited edition of "Multilayer", produced in 8 different specimens, designed by Schramm specifically for the show. The collages, created by overlapping fragments of pictures of the gallery installation, produce abstract surfaces the thickness of which refers again to the concept of the image created by accumulating multiple perspectives and points of view.
Felix Schramm (Hamburg, 1970, lives and works in Düsseldorf) studied Sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He also spent periods of study in Tokyo (2000) and at Villa Massimo in Rome (2008). His solo and group exhibitions have been held at prestigious international museums and galleries, including: Palazzo delle Papesse, Contemporary Art Center, Siena, 2003; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 2007; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, 2014; Frac d'Alsace, Séleslat, 2014. Today, his works are in important public and private collections such as the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, The Hort Collection, New York and many others.
Felix Schramm, Bent, 2015, photo collage in a plexiglass box, cm 43,5 x 24 x 5,5. Edition 3 of 8