LondonPortraiture One Century Apart
MASSIMODECARLO presents Portraiture One Century Apart, the gallery’s first exhibition connecting Milan, London and Paris with one show in three spaces at once.
Starting in July 2021, MASSIMODECARLO London, Milan and Pièce Unique in Paris will each present a selection of works by 1920s’ masters of twentieth-century art, face to face with twenty-first-century figurative artists.
The exhibition will create a constellation of dialogues: 27 artists of different generations, from seven different countries – from the 1970s to the mid-1990s – will grace the walls of MASSIMODECARLO’s three European outposts.
at MASSIMODECARLO London, Mathis Collins, Diane Dal-Pra, Daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel, Jenna Gribbon, Celia Hempton, Ludovic Nkoth, Qin Qi will be shown face to face with works by Achille Funi, Guglielmo Janni, Cipriano Efisio Oppo, Luigi Trifoglio, Alberto Ziveri.
Diane Dal-Pra portrays rituals of modern life, influenced by compositions from the Renaissance, reflecting a balanced enigmatic atmosphere where humans coexist with objects – perfectly matching Achille Funi’s classical still life. Mathis Collins’ intricate wood-carved bas-relief cohabits Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel’s oak vernacular sculpture, transforming tradition into something conceptually bewildering in a beautiful contraposition to Massimo Campigli’s textured portrait. Jenna Gribbon’s inspection of feelings and intimacy harmonizes with the impeccable painterly technique of Guglielmo Janni. Celia Hempton’s still frame nude paintings of male genitalia rendered in pastel tones confront contemporary issues related to gender, sex, art and society. A visual and performative enquiry into current notions of gender, control, sexuality and power filtering the experience of digital encounters, combined with Cipriano Efisio Oppo’s traditional feminine art nude.
Ludovic Nkoth’s works, which focus on a personal investigation of identity through African history and its diaspora pre-and post-colonialism with his naive brusqueness and immediacy, embrace Alberto Ziveri balanced composition. Qin Qi’s surreal dimension through which he strives to depict things taken from a familiar context in dreamlike situations merge with Luigi Trifoglio’s realistic portrait of a surgeon
Installation Views by Todd-White Art Photography. Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO