Italian 2501 was recently in Mongolia as part of his Nomadic Experiments where he painted a series of pieces including the wonderful mural above and some clever and delicate small interventions in rather unexpected places.
Visually stunning as usual, delivers 2501 a wonderful mural where the almost hypnotic line work of solid black gives his work a certain sense of 3-dimensionality and softness, even when confronted with the rather stiff, geometrical shapes he paints.
Abstraction meets figuration, continuously interlacing each other and giving form to a well-balanced and elegant composition where the delicate brown palette not only gives the piece a warm look, but also seems to bind all the elements of the composition together.
2501 is now in Montreal where he will be participating of the Mural Festival which starts today June 12.
About the project:
“Nomadism is a practice of time-displacement, a process of remembering or actualizing, where virtual actualization is a form of creation (Gilles Deleuze).”
TIME : 2500000000000000000000 DAYS
SPACE : EVERYWHERE
PLACES: ROADS, STREETS, ROUTES, PATHS AND ANY KIND OF SITES OBJECTIVE : DETACHMENT FROM THE DAILY LIFE
METHOD : EXPERIMENTING, TRACKING AND DOCUMENTING
!NO PLACE TO SIT – SLEEP – STAY (A WALK AROUND THE NEW TIME – IN A TIMELESS ISLAND CITY)
!The Nomadic experiments are an ongoing project that changes over time. Lived days and visited places will be time and space within which the artis experiments different forms, materials and ideas based on the concept that space could provide the most precious of materials and time should be the main instrument for the transformation of the first.
The development of site-specific interventions, after a previous design
phase, will be made in relation to the changes arisen from the encounter
between project theory and its manifestation in reality.
The creative intent of the intervention , would be it painting ,
sculpture, installation, print, responds to the need to break away from
reality to approach another reality.
!The city and / or sometimes isolated other times familiar lands become an escape from an enclosed space leading artist from one place to another, as continuous source of random situations.
!By creating multiple temporalities the artist traces the processes that take on a meaning not so much in relation to a possible audience but in the fact of having been conceived and, along the way, realized.
!The practice of nomadism and the experimental technique bring with themselves a sense of displacement and can not be reduced only to the post-production phase; they are rather a way of rethinking the production constantly changing point of view.
According to an approach in motion the artist researches, documents and
experiences progressively different conceptions of reality that result in
the final appropriation of time within the experience of space.
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