CRAG Gallery is pleased to present the works of the two young artists, Laura Omacini and Oscar Rojas Contreras, with a double inauguration, in the solo exhibitions to be held from 8 October to 22 November 2020.
The two exhibitions, organised respectively in in via Giolitti 51 and in the Home Gallery in via Maria Vittoria 45 in Turin, are the most recent proposal of the research that CRAG has been doing for four years on young Italian painting. In this case, there will be on display about thirty works by the two painters who both trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The exhibition “Open Tales” by Oscar Rojas Contreras (Toluca-Mexico, 1986) is composed of works whose fulcrum is the theme of the landscape declined, however, in a dimension that ranges between reality, history, classicism, where color and the originality of the representation are the protagonists. In this case our mind is projected into an “other” dimension, both in the very small format paintings and in the great works that make us fluctuate between running horses and battles, between islands and sirens, between angels and temptations. The artist metabolizes the stimuli from ancient times to rework them in a tumultuous painting, on the ridge between figuration and abstraction. A vast imaginary emerges, from the dynamism of Tintoretto to the atmospheres of Turner. (Cristiana Campanini, Cairo Award 2019). The pictorial moment made up of knowledge and memory is thus transformed into a complex narrative, however leaving us free interpretation and open imagination.
Oscar Contreras Rojas lives and works in Florence. In 2020 he was finalist at Premio Combat and in 2019 in the prestigious Premio Cairo.
CRAG is preparing a catalogue.