ONE. TWO. ANDY.
One photograph, two artists, and the myth of Pop Art.
SERENA MAISTO, RAUL
in collaboration with KAREN BYSTEDT
16 September – 20 December 2019
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One. Two. Andy – One photo, two artists, and the myth of Pop Art will exhibit the duo, Serena Maisto and Raul who, each with their own personal style, reinterpreted a photograph shot by Karen Bystedt, belonging to the series “The Lost Warhols”.
Serena Maisto and Raul, in their interaction with Bystedt and Warhol, operate by adhering to their own personal poetics. The first – inaugurating a new phase of her artistic career- reflects on the theme of desegregation, almost cellular of the image: “The decomposition of the image contains within it a very simple concept of life, the return to zero, to nothing, to the origins of everything, and shows how from a biological point of view, we are all the same. However, it is incredible how the brain can still recognize even the eye of Andy Warhol, or the hair “.
Raul instead materializes the reflection on photography, through the pictorial, instinctive and primordial gesture, typical of his production: “I was struck by Warhol’s gaze in the photo shoot, which deeply penetrates into the viewer and this encouraged my gestural meditation, which resulted in the use of various techniques and colors”.
“The exhibition is completely innovative compared to the usual exhibitions proposed by our gallery, because it focuses, for the first time, on the photographic medium. It also encourages the interaction between four artists, while at the same time four different declinations of the work of art – states Patrizia Cattaneo Moresi, Director of Artrust SA – first of all, Serena Maisto and Raul, who with their creations are confronted with the original photography by Karen Bystedt, and eventually Andy Warhol himself, who in his iconic being is a work of art personified”.
Raul e Serena Maisto, “One. Two. Andy. 1” – acrilico su carta fotografica RA4 process intrecciata, 120 x 120 cm, 2019
Serena Maisto’s creative impulse, from the initial gestural and abstract style attained to the photography. She first considered its connection with the painting medium and then she reflected on the theme of decomposition of the image.
Original and irreverent, Karen Bystedt photographed various well-known celebrities across the years, combining the objectivity of the photography with her endless creativity, constantly balanced between communication and provocation.
Constantly in search of new inspirations, Raul releases the primitive action that resides within him depicting rapidly and instinctively. His energy is nourished by everything that surrounds him: music, art, people, places.
HOW TO REACH US
One. Two. Andy. will take place also at ARVI’s Luxury Wine Shop – ARVINO – Zürich
More info: arvi.ch/it/zurich
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