8 September to 20 October
Edoardo Ettorre was born in L’Aquila in 1994. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in his city and then moved to Valencia for a few years, where he attended the UPV (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia). Currently, he primarily devotes himself to pictorial research, shifting between small paintings and large murals. His poetic visual language focuses on the relationship between the individual and society.
On show are artworks from his new series ‘Nze po’ jiuca a pallò’ (‘You can’t play ball’ in Abruzzese dialect). This body of work explores the phenomenon of the ‘depopulation’ of the streets, due to the advent of technology and insistent, at times suffocating, parental concern. As a result, children have less and less opportunity to interact with nature and danger, two factors that are fundamental to the successful construction of personality and identity.
This series offers a reinterpretation of personal photographs dating back to the late 1990s and early 2000s, set in a village neighbourhood that has always been accustomed to hosting children and young people in its streets.
A German painter, photographer and sculptor, he was one of the founders of the ‘Nouvelle Figuration’ movement. Characterised by an extremely personal technique and style – with the use of acrylic colour through the airbrush and the simultaneous incorporation of objects, photos, documents and other materials on the canvas – Klasen is a true master of contrast: his artistic imagery runs on the thin thread of contradiction, balanced between the sensual and the industrial, the pleasurable and the disgusting.
Born in Bologna, he settled first in Paris and then in London. Here he came into contact with the London avant-garde and with Francis Bacon in particular, and deepened his original painting style, characterised by the use of saturated colours delimited by sharp black outlines and enriched by echoes of expressionist, abstract and pop art. From the 1960s onwards, he participated in international exhibitions that consecrated him in the Olympus of contemporary art.
Born in 1982 in Mendrisio, Serena Maisto is a multifaceted artist. Her canvases, inspired by the gestural work of Pollock, are flooded with flows of colour, imbibed with her emotions and sensations. Over time, she developed a path that includes the use of more innovative media, such as plexiglas, and has become interested in photography, first for its potential interactions with painting and then with increasingly complex reflections that lead us to the eventual decomposition of the image.
ARTRUST GALLERY ZURICH
Open to the public: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
26 October 2023
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.