Alan Silvestri paints simple objects of everyday life or elements of nature to focus hist attention on pictorial qualities: a mop, oranges, trees, the mountain, or, as in the case of this exhibition, the Effusioni (Efussions) series, inspired by the "Arbre Magique”, the popular scented cardboard tree to hang in the car.
As the curator, Edoardo Monti explains: “Scenes of everyday life, which canvas after canvas take on new identities, become elements of a complex, structured, broader composition. The Effusioni series summarizes these qualities, a corpus of works conceived in 2020 and realised in the past months, with the peculiar characteristic of being painted in oil and made on wooden boards in the shape of the Arbre Magique. [...] Pine cones, branches and shoots of conifers, which wink at the biography of the artist who grew up in Livigno, articulate a well-defined visual rhythm with a stylized shape“.
In dialogue with Silvestri's corpus of works, there is also a work by Giuseppe Stampone, conceived especially for the exhibition, Profumo d'artista, in which Stampone takes up the image of the fragrant tree and places it in a loose reinterpretation of the interiors by Johannes Vermeer, in which, as is characteristic in his works, elements of the history of art, the media and pop culture are mixed together in a sort of conceptual collage, rigorously made with his favourite medium in his custom made colour: the Bic pen in “Stampone’s blue”.
Alan Silvestri (Livignio 1996. Lives and works in Milan) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and obtained a master's degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino in 2022 with a thesis entitled Spunti per una poetica dello Slancio”, in which he advances the main conceptual contents of his pictorial research. In 2020 he is artist in residence at the Palazzo Monti residency in Brescia. He participates in group exhibitions (Very) young italians (in collaboration with AucArt) (2020); Palazzo Monti Degree Show (2020) ,Palazzo Monti, Brescia; Transatlantico (2020), Mana Contemporary, New Jersey; Basta (2021) Palazzo Monti, Brescia, all curated by Edoardo Monti; Pittura di respiro (2021), IPERCUBO / FL GALLERY | WIZARD, Milan; Ogni goccia cade (2022) Monitor Gallery, Palazzo Maccafani, Pereto, curated by Matteo Fato and Who Killed Bamby (2022), Dolomiti Contemporanee, Casso.
In 2021 he won the third edition of the prize Surprice, exhibiting his work in the Pescheria Visual Arts Center.
Giuseppe Stampone (Clusse (FR), 1974. Lives and works between Teramo, Bruxelles and Rome) is an associate member of The American Academy in Rome since 2013, in the same year he was artist in residence at the Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA) in Gwangju, South Korea, since 2017 he is an associate member of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in New York. In 2020, he is the first Italian winner of the residency at Villa Romana in Florence funded by Deutsche Bank. In 2021 he takes part to the Drawing Biennial in London and to the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture in the South Korea Pavilion.
Her work di lei has been exhibited in several international art festivals, museums and foundations including: Seoul Architecture Biennial, South Korea (2017); Ostend Triennial, Belgium (2017); 56th Venice International Art Biennale, Italy (2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennial, Kerala, India (2012); 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2012); Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010); 14th and 15th Quadriennale of Rome, Italy (2004-2008); Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Boston, USA (2016); Kunsthalle Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea; Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba; MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy; MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin, Italy; Royal Palace, Milan, Italy; GAMeC - Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamo, Italy.