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.

MARCO REICHERT

IN COMPARISON

16 March - 29 April 2017

MARCO REICHERT
IN COMPARISON

 

16 March - 29 April 2017

Opening: Wednesday 16 March, 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

A reference point for contemporary art and architecture, multifaceted protagonist of the culture of Milan, Corrado Levi is now exhibiting the results of his most recent art, in an open dialogue with the space of the gallery.

 

The show’s title, IN COMPARISON, is a tribute to the film of the same name by the director Harun Farocki (1944-2014), in which, through the production of bricks, an inquiry is undertaken into the automation of work both in rural societies, such as the African communities where bricks are handmade, and in the industrial ones typical of the West where the work is undertaken by machines.

 

In fact, Reichert’s stylistic research makes a comparison between two aspects: on the one hand is a classical pictorial methodology linked to materials and making in a traditional way. On the other hand there is an overtly technical-digital component that, through the construction of such “homemade tools” as robot designers made by the artist himself, creates a strong union with contemporary society, a society that is increasingly dominated by mechanical tools and computers.

 

In an osmotic relationship with machines that he himself has devised and assembled, Reichert acts on the surfaces of his pictures and traces out drawings and abstract, linear, fluid and organic fields of colour. This is a creative process in which the device becomes the means for reaching visual results that would not be possible otherwise. In fact the artist becomes one with his devices: his fingers run over the touchscreen, and his hand controls a joystick in search of innovative and surprising marks and structures.

 

The large-scale canvases on show highlight the dichotomy of a dialogue between spontaneous touches of ink or acrylic, the use of a spray, and brushstrokes freely chosen by the artist, and more geometrical and calculated forms, with regular rhythms and lines that inhabit the work’s surface and that seem almost mechanical because they were obtained through the use of digital media.

 

This same interest has led to a special project specifically undertaken by the artist for this show. This is a limited series of eight works on paper, each different from the other, created by Reichert with the use of paper clay, a mixture of clay and cellulose fibres that, once again, connects the digital world to the physicality and corporeity of material.

Marco Reichert (Berlin, 1979) lives and works in Berlin. He studied painting at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, Berlin, and information technology at Humboldt University, also in Berlin. He has taken part in solo and group shows in such prestigious international institutes and galleries as the Kunstverein Weinheim, Collection Baumgärtner, Weinheim (2014); Herbert-Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster (2014); Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlino (2011); Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin (2010); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2009), and many others.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Marco Reichert, IN COMPARISON I, 2017,
oil, acrylic, ink and spray paint on paper collage, 42 x 31 cm

 Marco Reichert, IN COMPARISON III, 2017, oil, acrylic, ink and spray

paint on paper collage, 42 x 31 cm

 Marco Reichert, IN COMPARISON I, 2017, oil, acrylic, ink and spray

paint on paper collage, 42 x 31 cm

PUBLICATION

MARCO REICHERT

IN COMPARISON

MARCO RIECHERT PUBLICATION CATALOGUE RIBOT GALLERY

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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