Next Wednesday Wunderkammern gallery will be presenting Freedom as Form featuring the work of BR1, Alexis Diaz, Eron, Faith47 in its first collective exhibition at the new location in Milan.
Curated by Giuseppe Pizzuto, the exhibition will be addressing the widely discussed concept of Freedom, that is, the human capacity to act (or not to act) as we choose or prefer. But what are the limits of our individual personal freedom? When might our “free” actions begin to damage the community to which we belong? These are some questions raised in Freedom as Form, a group exhibition that intends to direct our attention to the artists’ different styles and ways to approach art as a metaphor for their freedom of expression.
Freedom as Form opens on Wednesday, June 29, 6.30 – 9.30 pm at the new gallery located on Via Ausonio 1A, Milan.
BR1 (Locri, 1984) lives and works in Turin. With a preference for spontaneous, ephemeral interventions created in the public space, the artist tackles social themes like immigration, gender discrimination, the tension between modernity and tradition, and the impact of the capitalistic system on other cultures and societies. Performances, installations, and colourful posters that take over the spaces normally reserved for advertising billboards invite the observer to independently and actively reflect on these topics.
Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico, 1982) began painting on walls in 2010. The artist developed a meticulous, precise painting technique that, through ink and tiny, free-hand brush strokes, allows him to achieve extraordinarily realistic results. The subjects of his depictions are chimeric creatures in a state of metamorphosis; combinations of animals, organic forms, and natural elements inspired by the ecosystem of the place where the artist works. The aesthetic power of his images, combined with the refined technique, gives Alexis Diaz’s artworks an absolutely unique style.
Eron (Rimini, 1973) is regarded as one of the most important Graffiti artists in Italy, and a pioneer in the Writing scene. His artworks, with their strong visual and social impact, are created through a highly personalized painting technique. In fact, thanks to his skilful mastery of spray-paint, the artist creates a delicate sfumato that lends an incorporeal and evocative aesthetic result to his works. Eron has shown at many prestigious institutions including the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Biennial in Venice, and the Chelsea Art Museum in New York
Faith47 (Capetown, South Africa, 1979) is an artist of internationally recognized talent, whose artistic production oscillates between outdoor installations and studio pieces. Faith47 loves to freely experiment with a vast range of techniques and materials, through which she develops her interior narrative and investigates themes such as the sacred and the ordinary, the human condition and its existential search. For the show at Wunderkammern, Faith47 will present graphite and ink on paper artworks, as well as a video installation, from the new series 7.83HZ Frequency which focuses on the ideas of human nature, sensitivity, and intimate relations.
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