Exhibition address: Dorsoduro 453, Venice, Italy
Nearest vaporetto stop: Santo Spirito line 6; Zattere lines 2, 5.1, 5.2; Salute line 1
A Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Curated by Natalie Clifford
In spite of their vastly differing backgrounds, artistic medium and geographic separation, Victor Matthews and Paolo Nicola Rossini’s work shares an exploration of the theme of Transition.
Rossini’s photographs melt their subjects together within each image, which combination changes the identity and reality of what the viewer sees, making the work seem more like a painting. The overlap of sequential images dissolving together creates a real distortion of the space. Rossini creates the illusion of depth and engages the viewer in seeking recognizable imagery by inventing a familiar yet anonymous terrain simultaneously. This process aims to catch reality in its transition, a suspension between past and present; transition of spaces, subjects and moments is the main theme of the body of work; the photographs loose definition, their detail tends to disappear. The viewer is drawn to explore the abstract layers of information, Rossini seeks to engage us in the game of duality; creating a false imagery that lies somewhere between reality and illusion.
Matthews’ paintings transcend from his dreams. He probes his subconscious in order to unravel universal perceptions of reality, memory and the world around us. His White Paintings, which reference the New York landscape, have a serenity and simplicity about them which is innocent and playful, demonstrating Matthews’ cherished relationship with his city and affording the viewer an intimate look into his psyche.
Opening Period : 1st – 27th June 2013 (Closed on Mondays with the exception of Monday 3rd June )
Opening hours : 10am – 7pm (1-9 June) then, 11am – 6pm (11-27 June)