As mentioned earlier today, Franco Fasoli is now in Berlin for the opening of „VINCULO“, his newest solo show at BC Gallery that will showcase a completely new body of work specially created for this event.
Like many urban artists, Jaz (Franco Fasoli) began his creative career in the streets as a graffiti writer during the 1990’s.
His style evolved over the years moving away from letter-based graffiti towards more figurative pieces inspired by the Argentinian culture and which made his art accessible to a broader audience.
The experimentation with new techniques, blending unconventional materials such as asphaltic paint and petrol, was a natural step in his career as a painter developing that characteristic style he is known for.
The exhibition opens on Friday June 6th at 6pm and will count with the presence of the artist.
From the press release:
As can be derived by the title which refers to the spanish word “vínculo” (= bond) the show deals with connections, contradictions and contrasts full of tension that shall not only be shown through the paintings but also through the gallery space and how it interacts with the art. The ambiguity that serves the characters of Franco Fasoli – JAZ’s work reflects issues of South American society like social confrontations that occur in various contexts. At the same time it also shows a deeper state of the mind that inheres human like identity confrontations that go along with our fears and the permanent combat we have being inevitably connected to them. It is the artist’s concern to distinguish a double faced reality which he demonstrates through his creatures that often appear mirrored or as disguised human fighters that remind of lucha-libre-wrestling and therefore build a connection to his roots. Also in his choice of colors JAZ creates a dark counterpart to his recently exposed work which appeared in a much brighter color range. The paintings, which are specifically made for the space, will be arranged in the gallery to underline the artist’s vision of ambiguity and create a tension of confrontation between the upper and lower floor.
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