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FROM / TO11/02/2017 - 11/03/2017
LOCATIONRutger Brandt Gallery
1012 BZ Amsterdam
KIOSK | LUCA GRIMALDI & ROBERT BARTA
Rutger Brandt Gallery proudly presents the new exhibition KIOSK. In this exhibition, works by Luca Grimaldi and Robert Barta will be presented under the same roof for the first time. For this occasion the two artists, although they work in different media, collaborated in making a selection of artworks that show their common view on the world. In this view the everyday life is provided a stage through art.
The purpose of this exhibition is to make the audience aware of the beauty that can be found in the details of the everyday life. Thus a kiosk full of magazines can suddenly posses a large esthetic value. By focusing on this simple beauty you can escape the constant (visual) noise and the showing off in our society.
‘Sometimes it’s better to have a second look at the simplicity of things we already know in order to find out what we are missing in the bigger picture’ according to the artists.
The Italian artist Luca Grimaldi (1985) recently graduated at the Frank Mohr institute in Groningen. His travels by car between Groningen, Rome and his hometown Berlin gave him a feeling of never really belonging anywhere. On the road he made photos of anonymous places en objects. These pictures are the starting points of his paintings. His interest lies in the banality of the visual images we perceive on a daily basis. His style in painting is playing a trick on our perception, which is why he chose to display it as clear, and therefore as radical, as possible.
Robert Barta (1975), whose work was shown at the Venice Biennale, casts an amused eye on the world and finds the material for his artistic work in everyday objects or situations. With slight alterations, incongruous combinations, words plays and shifts in meaning, he establishes a strategy of misuse, which transforms the nature of familiar objects to reveal their inner essence and the paradoxes and tensions that give them life.
The exhibition is held at Rutger Brandt Gallery in Amsterdam from February 11 until March 11 2017.