Italian artists group exhibition
It is our pleasure to announce the gathering of works from four Italian artists: Cane, Antonio Cugnetto, Giorgio Tentolini, and Luigi Franchi for an exhibition taking place at the end of this year. The venue will be divided into two areas where on the first floor, the works of Luigi and Cane will showcase the fantasy of surrealism. On the second floor, Antonio Cugnetto and Giorgio Tentolini’s works will present the collison of classicalism and modernity.
Zino, stage name of Luigi Franchi, was born in Teramo in 1973. Involved and interested in contemporary society, from consumerism to globalization, from pop culture to youth fashions, his journey has been characterized by the use of different materials mostly belonging to non-artistic environments such as Lego bricks, PVC balls, 3D printing. The constant search for new formal solutions to talk about today’s society and the curiosity to experiment with different languages to test their expressive potential are the basis of his work.
Giorgio Tentolini was born in Casalmaggiore (Cremona) in 1978, he trained in Graphic Arts at the Toschi Art Institute in Parma.Each of his works is born from a precise investigation of Time as memory and identity, in a careful and slow reconstruction that takes place with the study of light and the engraving of layers of different materials, fabrics, papers, PVC. Tulle and adhesive tape are the current medium of his search for the meditative lightness that its layers give back to the image, a metaphor for places and memories, dreams and visions. A pictorial work living the reality of sculpture.
Born in Lamezia Terme in 1983, after graduating from the Liceo Artistico in Catanzaro, he moved to Florence where he graduated in Contemporary Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2007.Curator Carolina Lio once commented on Antoni’s work: His creation is playful but ironic, a stylized little man, as in a children’s cartoon or cartoon, seems at first glance to be part of a childish and carefree scene , yet a second glance at the work reveals the grotesque details of its violence. Antoni’s work reveals the hypocrisy of everyday life, both serious and not-so-serious, often confined to our repressed unspoken intentions or realms of thought. And his choice them in a poor and childish language makes them all the more poignant.
Riccardo Nannini aka Cane comes from a working-class family in Toscana. While studying for his bachelor’s degree in design at the University of Milan, he often participated in street sit-ins and protests, which led to the creation of a wave of street art. He contacted with many famous street artists (Bros 、 Abbominevole 、 Ozmo), joined Antonio Colombo Gallery and became new contemporary artist in Milan. The year 2009 was an eventful year in his life. What started as a tragedy turned into an opportunity to face a new life. He began to think about the issues he had encountered throughout his life: freedom of will, human nature and social pressure. He lived frugally and took the time to redefine his creative style and narrative abilities.