Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery is going to present L’Âge Mûr, the first UK solo exhibition of Italian artist Nicola Samorì.
The gallery will showcase new marble and wax sculptures as well as Samorì’s latest series of paintings on canvas, copper, linen and wood. At its essence, the whole corpus of Nicola Samorì‘s work is a profound meditation on time and the fragility of existence. His earliest works appeared to be paintings of X-rays of individuals as if seen in a morgue; other works were constructed as if assembled from archeological remnants; and more recently, Samorì has turned his attention to re-examining famous artworks from the Western canon, notably the paintings of Spanish seventeenth century master Jusepe Ribera. Although his starting point will be a brilliantly executed copy of the original, his concern is essentially to apply a contemporary painting and sculptural approach to the works as a comment on the original piece. Historically artists created form out of material; Samorì is now involved in reversing this process by creating a form and then partially taking it back to its material state. So the artist is reversing the traditional historical process. Nicola Samorì’s use of peeling paint takes us to heart of one of his fascinations: Human skin and what lies beneath it.
Nicola Samorì was born in 1977 in Forli, Italy. The artist lives and works in Bagnacavallo. He has exhibited widely both internationally and in the UK including solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle, Kiel; the TRAFO Museum, Szczecin; Museo d‘arte contemporanea, Lissone; Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza; Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany; and Santa Maria delle Croci, Ravenna. His pieces are in numerous public and private collections internationally. Nicola Samorì featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. rosenfeld porcini has exhibited works of the artist in previous themed group exhibitions including Memory (2011) and The Poetics of Romance (2012).