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Grey Street

Considered among the most anonymous and uniquely themed chromatisms of the existing - symbol of marginalization, boredom, degradation and uselessness - grey proves to be the bearer of a staggering chromatic and symbolic complexity that is awakened from time to time by the various poetic approaches that reactivate its alleged indifference.

Grey street, a single themed collective exhibition challenges the artists - Renato Calaj, Luca Coser, Giulia Dall’Olio, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Debora Fella, Andrea Mangione, Michele Parisi, Giovanni Pasini, Ettore Pinelli,Rolando Tessadri - to face this chromatic and narrative nothingness and to extract unexpected wealth from it.

In their hands this fascination on the color grey ensures a privileged perspective dedicated to the decoding of reality in its most hidden and unspoken aspects, answering to a contemporary world enthralled in a monochrome standardisation that eventually incorporates, digests and normalizes even the most dramatic and violent aspects of our times.

Grey Street

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Andrea Mangione

Grey of real and virtual places once crossed and then revisited with GoogleMaps, always rendered through a technological filter. The work of Andrea Mangione (Catania , 1986), portraits and landscapes, are never composed by the artist but selected among the indistinct iconography of YouTube and online search engines. Artworks where the distance and indifference of the web is warmed by the encounter of something that fascinates and obsess us or even makes us fell in love with, rendered with a serene technique of oil or graphite on paper. Trivial places that once were important to us come back to visit us with a click either real or not.

Debora Fella

Grey of dreams, la reverie, of the phantasmagorical and of remembrance. Artworks as portholes or open windows on a dreamland which sheds an umbratile light on the unconscious side of our personality. Debora Fella(Milan 1990) makes these drawings giving shape to graphite and slate dust from which ethereal forms, finally fixed only in the end, linger in a suspended state between revelation and concealment, existence and non existence. A dream on the self and the non self at the same time, this is the mysterious field where the art of D.F. stands, looking at the decadent poets and the painters of the Symbolism.

Ettore Pinelli

Grey of dreams, la reverie, of the phantasmagorical and of remembrance. Artworks as portholes or open windows on a dreamland which sheds an umbratile light on the unconscious side of our personality. Debora Fella(Milan 1990) makes these drawings giving shape to graphite and slate dust from which ethereal forms, finally fixed only in the end, linger in a suspended state between revelation and concealment, existence and non existence. A dream on the self and the non self at the same time, this is the mysterious field where the art of D.F. stands, looking at the decadent poets and the painters of the Symbolism.

Giovanni Pasini

Grey of delicate tonal chords, of elegantly muted contrasts, of a watery mirror that is unable to reflect Man but only abstract animal totems. A deep philosophic and symbolic research anticipates the painting practice of Giovanni Pasini ( Bassano del Grappa, VI, 1985). The Kumonryu of his painting is the common Japanese carp of our domestic pools. Its name means "nine times drawn dragon" cause of its capacity of blending color in the context, reason of which it became symbol of impermanence and transformation

Giulia Dall'Olio

Grey underwood, shadowy fronds and a complex ambiguous space, between nature and human culture. The woods of Giulia Dall'Olio(Bologna 1983) evoke with oil, pastels and charcoal, a pristine world which reminds us of a link to nature, to our animal side and to things that our modern way of life deems superfluous to remember. Nevertheless that wild darkness in which we usually lose our path is there eternally in conflict with the interests of humans and eternally vibrant despite all of it. A signic practice that mimics the vegetal growth to reconnect a natural world where the self and the Us coexist.

Lorenzo Di Lucido

Grey of pictorial ambivalence, of impossible portraits and unknown masterpieces. Lorenzo Di Lucido (Penne, PE, 1983) brings an exhibition project of progressive rarefaction. An array of paintings that goes from canceled faces to the denied gestures, a subtle pictorial practice that reminds of the calligraphic lines of the backgrounds of Morandi, letting them gain the whole scene. An author that delves primarily on the uncertain and unreliable territory of painting: isn't it in fact, the best one to convey the reality of our existence?

Luca Coser

Grey of a black and white movie, personal mythologies and old lost photographs used as bookmarks. Luca Coser (Trento, 1965) engages his melancholic and saturnine pictorial and illustrative practice over a bulimic multi-disciplinar erudition that ingests cinema, literature, history, poetry, magazines and toys for children. Dramas, ups and downs of life are descripted with Topoi taken from a collective memory which are reread and deformed by glances, passions and personal point of views. Use the cultural references of the world to talk about ourselves....or was it the opposite?

Michele Parisi

Grey of camera obscura, anachronism, fog and dust of time, in the mystery of painting and of the birth of the photographic image. Michele Parisi (Riva del Garda, TN, 1983) places his art in a prosperous confusion between painting and photography, making photographic emulsions as in the old recipes of the nineteenth century which later get reworked by painting. His artworks are magic lanterns in which sensual bodies of phantasmagorical presence, dark gardens and abandoned places appear. It is of loss and melancholy that these works speak of, loss of a distant and outdated past that we never even had a chance to know.

Renato Calaj

Grey overpass, concrete, asphalt and provincial roads. Renato Calaj (Fier, AL,1992) began using small street art marks in the residual spaces of the road infrastructures using spray paint. "I am here", "I exist" these marks they mildly meant to say, trying to make a hold on anonymous non places as sort of minimal essays of street art.
Constantly nurturing his art practice, Calaj conveys these concrete suggestions in his artworks , often followed by a site specific instalment within the exhibition space.

Rolando Tessadri

Grey of meticulously planned colours, made by an empirical and spurious mixing which contains much more than it shows. The abstract of Rolando Tessadri (Mezzolombardo, TN , 1968) reworks in the contemporary the great un-iconical school of the beginning of the twentieth century, with a poetic project of extreme rigor and different repetition, played on shape, texture and colour. As in that initial tradition the painting lacks a scientific approach or rigid theory. His blacks contains all the chromatic spectrum and in his paper works a complex grey, made by mixing, gently tends from violet to blue.