This Saturday Galleria Varsi will be presenting “Colera”, an exhibition of monotypes created by Borondo, Run, Servadio and the Canemorto trio.

“Colera” is the product of a spontaneous project started in 2015 when the six artists accidentally met in London and started getting together in Servadio’s workshop. What united them in the Hackney Wick spaces were artistic affinity and a printing press, plus the shared will to investigate the possibilities of monotype.

The outcome of Borondo, Canemorto, Run and Servadio’s London experience was an enormous amount of unpublished monotypes and the will to pursue what was accomplished to generate a new production of works. The title chosen for the exhibition reveals the atmosphere of the printing sessions: “Those days my workshop looked like it was snowing sheets,” says Servadio. Floor and bodies were tinged with murky matter, ink was everywhere. Printing was nonstop, intentions were born and died on paper in an attempt to discover formal solutions that could satisfy the artists there and stimulate other endless printing series.

The six artists are meeting together again at Galleria Varsi, working closely together for two weeks and generating over two hundred monotypes that will be deposited on the walls, like a second skin.

“Colera” is a black project, dense and dirty, immediate and stubborn, insistent and obsessive, intrusive and viral. It has an urgency of its own: that of generating and continuing to occupy space, and of contaminating it with intentions and actions to be shared and felt.

“Colera” opens on March 25 and will run through April 23, 2017 at the gallery located on via S. Salvatore in Campo, 51, 00186 Rome. Don’t forget to follow the event on Facebook HERE

Galleria Varsi


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.