SET UP Art Fair 2016 | Autostazione, Piazza XX Settembre, 6 – Bologna
Artists: Lucas Beaufort, Elisa Bertaglia and Michela Picchi
Date: January 28th, 2016/January 31st, 2016
Opening: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 @8 PM
Line is a simple project with Lucas Beaufort, Elisa Bertaglia and Michela Picchi. Photos, paintings and illustrations in “line up”. Which is the goal of the project? The main aim is how to approach contemporary art in the right way.
Bertaglia presents the second collection of Golden reveries, small paintings made with oil, charcoal and graphite on paper. The poetics is based on fantasy, dreamlike and oneiric themes. The metaphor of Bertaglia’s art works is the change from the childhood to the teens, through the graphic representation of little girls painted in a swimsuit during the plunge action. She wants to express this figure of speech. There are also animals such as herons, wolves and snakes to complete the scene.
Beaufort shows pieces from the Recover project. The project was born in 2013 and is a project which thanks to the success of covers from publications such as Kingpin, Onboard, Sidewalk, Skateboarder, Skateboarding, The Skateboard Mag, Sugar e Thrasher, is a compendium of his most famous works in a limited edition of 430 copies. Beaufort’s monsters invade magazine covers. Colourful and gaudy they contaminate the photographs and they win the scene over alongside top international skaters. These athletes share their cover stories with mysterious entities which can be fans or spectators while some monsters attempt to “dethrone” the protagonist.
Picchi exhibits lots of the best art works from the serie made for Tigre contro Tigre, her first solo show in Italy. Picchi is a good graphic artist and now she wants to re-propose the illustrations again under our vision. Unreal subjects and objects in a turquoise background tell about Picchi’s fantasy and oneiric world. Pop culture is the base of Picchi’s sketches and colours, but it doesn’t represent Picchi’s theme.