- 21 Sep 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
Alan Silvestri in dialogue with Giuseppe Stampone “Slow Deflagrations”
The Alan Silvestri’s first solo exhibition “Slow Deflagrations” in dialogue with the invited artist Giuseppe Stampone is curated by Edoardo Monti.
Alan Silvestri paints simple objects of everyday life or elements of nature to focus hist attention on pictorial qualities: a mop, oranges, trees, the mountain, or, as in the case of this exhibition, the Efussions series, inspired by the “Arbre Magique”, the popular scented cardboard tree to hang in the car. The Effusions series summarizes these qualities, a corpus of works conceived in 2020 and realised in the past months, with the peculiar characteristic of being painted in oil and made on wooden boards in the shape of the Arbre Magique.
In dialogue with Silvestri’s corpus of works, there is also a work by Giuseppe Stampone, conceived especially for the exhibition, Profumo d’artista, in which Stampone takes up the image of the fragrant tree and places it in a loose reinterpretation of the interiors by Johannes Vermeer, in which, as is characteristic in his works, elements of the history of art, the media and pop culture are mixed together in a sort of conceptual collage, rigorously made with his favorite medium, the Bic pen.