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Giuseppe Adamo Studio

6 months ago

Giuseppe Adamo opens his studio in Palermo to the public, One of the most promising of painters amongst the Sicilian pictorial scene, his pictorial language free of narrative or representation oscillating somewhere between figuration and abstraction.

Lara Morrell

  • courtesy of the artist courtesy of the artist
  • courtesy of the artist courtesy of the artist
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Francesco De Grandi Studio

6 months ago

Francesco De Grandi (Palermo, 1968) opens his studio in Palermo to the public. The artist has a direct relationship with painting, almost a body to body; he is interested in the ontological matrix of painting as a journey of discovery, and he finds in the archetypal motifs of his own history a way for spiritual elevation, in an almost meditative form of painting.

He teaches Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo.

Lara Morrell

  • courtesy of Francesco De Grandi courtesy of Francesco De Grandi
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Daniele Franzella Studio

6 months ago

Daniele Franzella opens the doors to his studio in Palermo. The artists touches on memory and individual and collective identities and the symbols which define them.
At the base of his research there is the attempt to decode these symbols aimed at creating new codes through which to re-read and reinterpret identity and memory. Concrete, latex, terracotta, digital frescoes are some of the materials and techniques that, like a game of reversals and paradoxes, dig into the value of objects (and subjects), making every symbolic order fall away, deactivating its functions. Franzella’s works do not ask the user to draw on worlds known to him to give him the thrill of a déjà-vu or of a vision of an event already lived. They are jàmais-vu, fragments that act as patterns for observing our present from a timeless perspective.

Lara Morrell

  • courtesy of Daniele Franzella courtesy of Daniele Franzella
  • courtesy of Daniele Franzella courtesy of Daniele Franzella
  • courtesy of Daniele Franzella courtesy of Daniele Franzella
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Luca Cutrufelli Studio

6 months ago

Artist Luca Cutrufelli (Messina 1982) opens the doors to his new studio in Palermo at Cavallerizza di Palazzo Speciale Raffadali. Here he shares a studio with Ignazio Mortellaro and the Temporary Gallery: VR- Project Space directed by Vittorio Rappa.

Lara Morrell

  • courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli
  • courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli
  • courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli courtesy of Luca Cutrufelli
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Ignazio Mortellaro Studio

6 months ago

The artist Ignazio Mortellaro (Palermo, 1978) opens his beautiful new studio space to the public at the Cavallerizza di Palazzo Speciale Raffadali in Palermo.

Through the use of multimedia (sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation) the artist analyses the complex relationship between man and nature. Thanks to his training as architect and engineer, his work is imbued by various disciplines such as science, philosophy, music and literature. His stunning studio is rife with not only his sublime works of art but with a collection of  technical tools of measurement such as geographical and astronomical maps, pendulums, geometric figures and compasses.

 

Lara Morrell

  • Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro
  • Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro
  • Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro
  • Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro Courtesy of Ignazio Mortellaro
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Studio ++

6 months ago

Studio ++ in opens its doors to its Palermitano venue in P.le Ungheria 73. Fabio Ciaravella (b. 1982), Umberto Daina (b. 1979) and Vincenzo Fiore (b. 1981) founded Studio ++ (Studio plus plus) in 2006: an artist collective based in Florence. In the same city they all attended Architecture faculty.

Using a design oriented approach to their art production, Studio ++ research concerns public art work, ideas which can shape and change everyday life and how new technology influences our perception of the contemporary world.

Lara Morrell

  • Courtesy of Studio++ Courtesy of Studio++
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Midge Wattles Studio

6 months ago

Midge Wattles is an American artist working between Palermo and New York. Her focus on Sicily began in 2014 while creating a still life series of photographs called Offertorio about the forms and flesh of the mercato di Ballarò. From 2016-2017 she was awarded a fine arts Fulbright grant to further her photography in Sicily as well as to conduct research about Sicilian photographers. In her studio on Nicolò Garzilli she is currently working on a photography series about the folklore of objects, symbols, and surfaces belonging to Sicily.

Lara Morrell

  • Courtesy of Midge Wattles Courtesy of Midge Wattles
  • Courtesy of Midge Wattles
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Genuardi/Ruta Studio

6 months ago

“Genuardi/Ruta, or rather Antonella Genuardi (Sciacca, 1986) and Leonardo Ruta (Ragusa, 1990), work together as a single entity. They are able to compose, in a fluid equilibrium with constant revision, using the colour of the one and the tension of gestures and mark-making of the other. 

They inspect the factors that constitute space by way of painting, and redefine, redraw architecture through the introduction of nature and temperature in painting. They express moments in time that marry the encounters of light with constructions, always maintaining the balance between the structural geometry that is reality and the visual qualities of that same geometry that inspire infinite possibilities and extensions of reality”.

Genuardi/Ruta Studio is located inside Briuccia Palace in Piazza Castelnuovo 50. A place where the artists plan and realise their works. It is also a place for meeting and confrontation between artists and occasionally turns into an exhibition space.

Lara Morrell

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  • courtesy of studio genuardiruta courtesy of studio genuardiruta
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Adalberto Abbate: Studio Rivoluzione

6 months ago

Adalberto Abbate, artist born in Palermo in 1975, opens the doors to his studio in Piazza della Rivoluzione.

Adalberto Abbate’s work takes on a social and anthropological standpoint. A study into the complex mechanism of memory. Each project is an investigation into historical events and media phenomena, questioning our contemporary experience.

Since 1998 he has exhibited in several international contemporary art centres such as Musée historique et des porcelaines de Nyon; Mart Museum, Rovereto; Museum of Contemporary Art Rice, Palermo; Museum für Kommunikation, Bern; Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, Milan; Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel; GAM, Palermo; VAF-Stiftung, Frankfurt; Center Pompidou, Paris.

Lara Morrell

  • Courtesy of the artist Courtesy of the artist
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Michele Tiberio Studio

6 months ago

Michele Tiberio opens his studio in Palermo to the public, the artists experiments with sculpture and installations concentrating on process and unexpected results. In his work, the necessity for control is strongly pushed aside to instead leave space for the possibility of chance and the unforeseen. This process involves the artist, the viewer, but most of all the material, Tiberio investigates the multiple possibilities of adaptation and coexistence. 

This process becomes a metaphor for the life we continuously confront, creating conditions that we must trust and the unknown results we must accept.

Claudia Malfitano

  • courtesy of Michele Tiberio courtesy of Michele Tiberio