Galleria Arrivada presents Moon Scale, an exhibition that brings together recent works by three young artists: Michele Bazzoli (1996), Emanuele Caprioli (1993), Stefano De Paolis (1992). With this project, curated by Andrea Lacarpia.
Artists: Michele Bazzoli, Emanuele Caprioli, Stefano De Paolis
Curated by Andrea Lacarpia
21 June - 2 August 2021
Galleria Arrivada, Milano
Galleria Arrivada presents Moon Scale, an exhibition that brings together recent works by three young artists: Michele Bazzoli (1996), Emanuele Caprioli (1993), Stefano De Paolis (1992). With this project, curated by Andrea Lacarpia, Galleria Arrivada resumes the programming of exhibitions in its exhibition site in via Pier Candido Decembrio, in the Porta Romana area (MM3 Lodi), after the break due to the health emergency.
The reality we perceive is the result of the superimposition to what we observe of internal stimuli that act as filters that shape the external world, coloring the experience in different ways depending on our mood and our expectations. The artistic experience does nothing but emphasize this mechanism, providing an unusual experience of reality, modulated by variations that, even if minimal, can multiply the possible points of view from which to observe things. If the sunlight shows us a reality with innumerable colors and chiaroscuro that makes the bodies heavy, the moonlight shows us a different reality, with subdued colors and light physicality, in which the bodies become almost transparent.
The Moon Scale project takes us into a reality with a lunar atmosphere, in which the gray scale filters the vision of a world that is both familiar and elusive. The researches of Bazzoli, Caprioli and De Paolis differ both in the expressive techniques used and in the fields from which they draw, linked for example to speculative narrative, to the individual dimension or to the technical-scientific approach, but they share the same desire to move the starting shapes in a different light, showing different potentials. Like digital images that when processed through filters show themselves in a different way on a gradual scale of possibilities, the works on display are light objects that seem caught in a phase of transformation that leaves open, giving the observer the possibility to complete the image reconstruction process.
Michele Bazzoli's works present reticular forms similar to modular structures of industrial production, emptied of some parts, distorted or rippled in order to give life to new forms that resemble the skeletons of biological organisms. The artist tells of a contemporaneity characterized by the coexistence of growth and decay, opposing forces that impose a continuous tension between harmony and catastrophe. On display is a large vertical steel sculpture, some ceramic sculptures and a selection of drawings on paper.
Emanuele Caprioli has developed a research that starts from the fascination for luminous projections, in their ambivalence between the incorporeal and the physical presence, and for optical instruments, both relating to the scientific field, such as the microscope, and to the spectacular or photographic, such as the magic lantern, the dark room and the projector. By recovering traditional glass painting and using different types of optical instruments, sometimes even hybridized with each other, the artist obtains an evanescent painting that is made visible only thanks to light. On display is a blown glass lantern painted with transparent material which, turning on itself, animates a room in the dark with achromatic light projections that refer to a dimension suspended in time, with a hypnotic effect. In addition, the photographs taken from the personal archive, in which the child artist appears, have been modified by adding childhood drawings, a bestiary in which the figures are placed like an original alphabet imprinted in memory.
The works of Stefano De Paolis arise from the investigation of different narrative and artistic genres, synthesized and compared in order to identify their common matrices. The most used technique is drawing, in particular using graphite as a silver tip. The result are very detailed images but with a barely hinted chiaroscuro, as if flooded with light. Recent works focus on science fiction imagery in relation to a domestic dimension, expanding the qualities of individual objects that can be details of a spaceship and ornaments in a home at the same time. On display is a unitary group of drawings mounted on aluminum, in which details of an imaginary trophy cabinet of a pilot appear, portrayed on a large scale, caught in the moment of sipping tea.