HARMONY. WALLS OF BOLOGNA.
Galleria d'arte Portanova 12
16.04.2016. - 16.05. 2016.
via Portaniova 12 / Bologna / Italy
My exhibition was inspired by recent events that took place in Bologna. An italian street-artist, Blu, painted over over a dozen of his murals in protest of stealing his art works from the streets of the city and putting them into a gallery without his permission. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/17/street-artist-blu-destroys-murals-in-bologna
„Harmony. Walls of Bologna” is one of many possible answers on how to transfer street art from the streets to galleries. I did this by using the essence of colors of walls of Bologna as the background of my canvases. On such prepared piece I painted laces that I also paint in the city.
Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?