BACK PORTRAITS: THE WORKS OF BRUNO MELAPPIONI
Portrait artist and nude painter, in Bruno Melappioni’s works both genres are mixed.
What is the point, in fact, of capturing the face and bust of a man or woman if not to affirm their status, prestige, character, or inner motions?
But if all that appears on canvas are nubs, hair, and hinted profiles, can one still speak of a portrait?
The same applies to the body.
The works of Bruno Melappioni
TACI, ANZI PARLIAMO, THE CHEAP PUBLIC ART INTERVENTION
If you go to Bologna, pass by the bus station and observe the works of CHEAP street poster art, a public art project, a collective, a non-objective gaze.
Founded in Bologna in 2013 from the creative understanding and determination of 6 women, CHEAP has curated and realised paper-based public art interventions: paste-up, i.e. the use of paper and glue, is both the technique investigated by the project and a declaration of intent in terms of dedication to the ephemeral and research of the contemporary as temporary.
CHEAP now brings a new public art intervention on the street: TACI, or rather PARLIAMO
From 10 June until the end of September 2022, 50 new posters will mark the 250 square metre wall of the Bologna bus station in Viale Masini.
TACI, anzi PARLIAMO
ROMERO BRITTO AND POP ART MEETS DESIGN
Born in Brazil and raised in Miami, Romero Britto is the founder of the Happy Art Movement and innovator of POP-CULTURE.
Creating a visual language of love, hope and happiness Britto uses vibrant and fun images to reflect his optimistic view of the world.
Romero Britto has combined his playful, multi-coloured style with some of the world’s most prestigious brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Vodka Absolute, Disney and is now starting a collaboration with Bellini Nautica, a leading Italian shipyard in the restoration of vintage Riva boats and the sale of new and used yachts.
Romero Britto and Pop Art meets Design
HYPERREALISM IN THE WORKS OF CAROLE A. FEUERMAN
“The queen of super-realism” is how art historian John Spike described Carole A. Feuerman, the American artist famous the world over for her coloured resin sculptures.
The subjects that have characterised her artistic career from the very beginning are swimmers, women depicted in a moment of stillness, athletic figures portrayed in the act of greatest physical tension, up to the latest homages to the great classics.
Hyperrealism in the works of Carole A. Feuerman
Serj, Untitled, 2022, olio su tela, 140×180 cm. Ph. Michele Alberto Sereni
SERJ’S WORKS BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT
Serj was born in Bergamo in 1985 but lives and works in Berlin.
His work takes shape through a progressive analysis linked to the concept of the work of art as a ‘machine’, an organism composed of elements capable of generating a space of possibilities and producing meaning, knowledge, orientation.
His latest works aim to create a relationship with the architecture and frescoes of the 15th-century Palazzo Oldofredi Tadini Botti in Torre Pallavicina (Bergamo).
Dialogue between past and present at Palazzo Oldofredi Tadini Botti