Tigre contro tigre, curated by Rossella Farinotti
From November 21st 2015 to December 18th 2015

It is the first time that Michela Picchi shows her art works in a gallery. Tigre contro Tigre is the title of the solo exhibition, which is the debut of the artist into the art world.

Picchi lives and works in Berlin. During her stay in Italy she tells us about her, about her experiences, her changes of perspective, different places and large collaborations. Through twenty art works, specifically selected or produced for Martina’s Gallery, the viewer can see her story. These graphic art works represent Picchi’s life.

The strong Chinese city helped her to work and to keep inspirations by using new colours, patterns and micro worlds. The city pushed her by a personal motivation to continue in this artistic way. Her first solo exhibition developed thanks to her passion to travel.

Tigre contro Tigre, created in collaboration with Martina Corbetta and Rossella Farinotti, reflects the gallery’s artistic style through Picchi’s style. Taipei is an important step for several young talents to show art, in particular it is a good place for artists who, like Picchi, maybe have a different background – Michela studied Political Science, where she graduated specializing in Law and Economics, and then decided to follow her artistic flair and she studied also at IED.

Picchi’s dream was to turn her passion, illustration, in an ordinary work.  “I learned, from this important change of direction of my life, that we should always try to be aware of what a human being is and what we can become”.

Tigre contro Tigre is the result of encounter of three personalities – an artist, a curator and a gallery owner. The exhibition is a good place to see the Picchi’s artistic research and career trained by big collaboration with: Fendi, Pull & Bear, Converse, Vice, BG Berlin, Nike Italy, Bosco Berlin, American Express, Girl Effect, Avaaz, and numerous magazine.
The fluid coloured method, with patterns inspired by a pop art, the fantastic surreal tribal and dreamlike themes are immediately recognizable. At first, her bright colours have a strong effect on the viewers, but then recurrent subjects such as the upside down self-portrait, the tigers, the imaginary pink unicorns, the couple, the circle, the flowers, the polka dots, hide a deeper meaning.