Sparks of a Black Fire
ArtMoorHouse in collaboration with Cris Contini Contemporary is proud to present: Sparks of a Black Fire an exhibition of painting by LORENZO PUGLISI
Sparks of a black fire stems from the collaboration between ArtMooreHouse - whose aim is to curate visual experiences that unite creativity and business thanks to the collaboration with emerging and internationally acclaimed artists - and Cris Contini Contemporary, that owns a unique structure as an international art gallery offering an eclectic mix of styles and artworks that exemplify its foremost dedication to the accessibility of art and the global communication it inspires.
The exhibition - in Lorenzo Puglisi's own words - is a natural prosecution of ’Shades of Shadow’, the show which was held during Freeze Art Week 2019 at The Crypt gallery in King’s Cross, London: in perfect coherence with his pictorial path, the paintings go from a traditional and ancient place to a modern glass and steel setting of Moor House building designed by Sir Robert Foster. There is also a clear reference to the transition from darkness to light as a leitmotiv in Lorenzo Puglisi's artistic journey.
idEntity- Sparks of a Black Fire
works by: LORENZO PUGLISI
Puglisi’s show at ArtMoorHouse is part of a of a series of exhibitions based on the concept of IDENTITY
Defining one’s identity can be challenging, and discovering a sense of self-reflection in our digitalised era can sometimes take a lifetime.
Identity is not confined to tangible characteristics but rather it is the way we perceive and express ourselves, the way that we cast light upon darkens letting fragments of identity emerge. Factors that individuals are born with often play a role in defining one’s identity. Nonetheless, being such a fluid concept, many of its aspects change in a constant flux throughout our physical and digital life: our experiences and the places where we live largely contribute in shaping and re-shaping how we see ourselves. Our identity, on the other hand, plays a vital role in how we take decisions by influencing all our choices from the way we interact with peers or why we adopt certain fashions, to our attitudes towards ideologies and political beliefs.
Can art allow us to correct assumptions and express our identity?
Many artists use their work as an alchemical process of discovery a way to explore and question ideas about identity. All the works on show take aspects of the contemporary experience and in the process of transforming an idea into a physical object, synthesise the artist response to this encounter with the world.
The visual experience is uniquely capable of engaging the passerby and in conjunction with the architectural space of Moor House Building creating a moment of visual stimulation and a happy distraction from the everyday.
In Lorenzo Puglisi isolate structural elements emerge from the dark background to revel glimpses of his luminous figures in a sort of fragmented reconstruction of the real, the artist seem to express a process of identification through self determination.
Puglisi’s work is interested in producing a new iconography which, with references to great pieces of Art History from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo and Caravaggio, questions the construction the cultural reference they represent.
Sparks of a Black Fire
an exhibition of painting by LORENZO PUGLISI
From Thursday 5th March to Monday 4th of May 2020
Moor House building, 120 London Wall London EC2Y 5ET, UK
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