IN THE DEPTH OF THE SURFACE PRESS RELEASE
IN THE DEPTH OF THE SURFACE. II act
A project by Andrea Carpita
Michael Bevilacqua / Marco Bongiorni / Andrea Carpita / Matt Hansel / Asger Dybvad Larsen / Peter Mohall / Ricardo Passaporte / Josh Reames / Ian Tweedy / Graham Wilson
January 11th - February 11th
Opening reception: Thursday, January 11th, 6-8pm
The aim of my project is to relate the work of diffirent artists from different origins and places. Artists following different paths but still keeping a common approach to art itself. The project gets its name from an oxymoron, two words that could not be more distant from each other: Depth and Surface.
In ancient times, artists used to look for God in their artwork, identifying and transforming the divinity into human form and color. It has been done for over a thousand years, and we try to get into it in an iconoclastic sense, we can state that all these artworks share common roots: what’s more abstract than God? Where can we find the divinity if not in a manifestation far from appearing in God’s own image and likeness?
This fact does not imply any religious approach to art; the artist is rather someone who wants to investigate the nature of materials. The surface is nothing but a field of investigation, the starting point for the exploratory process.
Shaping the matter, digging it, constructing and deconstructing it, painting it, drawing it, experiencing dfirent uses of it, breaking it up, blending it, carving it, scratching it, photographing and even destroying it.
The term matter itself has something deep inside. Comparing yourself to the matter; choosing how to treat it, it can definetely be even deeper.
The artwork is therefore conceived, made and observed with the only aim to go into the depth of the surface. No way out.
January 11th - February 11th, 2018