AboutWhitecross Gallery is pleased to present the work of Alberto Brusamolino in his first solo exhibition in London.
Brusamolino's photographic work invites us to look down the corridors of San Marco in Florence through the perspective of his own emotions. What he retains from this spatial kaleidoscope is the void. The echo of the architectural curves in the representations. So, for a moment, let's forget about the monks and the stark. Let us set aside the architecture and pause, with him, to gaze at these faces, these bodies in agony, the expression of life printed upon lime, the support for all the projections and all the fantasies of beatitude.
Brusamolino invites us to go beyond visible simplicity, beyond evanescent light and delicate traits and the bright gleam of blood, to the timeless Black and White. And to add to it the softness of spiritual purity, the sensuousness of the portrayal itself. Such a strange encounter between lime and flesh. Now the forbidden correspondence of a masculine universe
inspires new fantasies, palpable and disturbing, precisely because they arise here at San Marco, in the place of the non
body. Between elegance and references to the history of art.
The works are presented in succession, in uniform frames of wood and plexiglass which reflect the light, paradoxically of an absorbing black which creates a void that surrounds the paper, the veneration. The light comes from within the frame. A return to the sacred, and at the same time a wink of complicity at Fra Angelico that visually emphasizes his manner of basis upon an absolute presence, sometimes in black as well. Neglect the frame, the better to make of it a screen, once again, by predicating its very existence upon that connoting an element of the fetish again, which makes the assemblage in its entirety a unique work, to be adored.
Born in Florence, Italy, in 1965, Alberto Brusamolino lives and works in Paris. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Artificialia", Fondation Nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques, Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne, France (2007, cat.), "Attitude(s)#1", Galerie Avivson, Paris (2000), and "Incidence", Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles (1991). Recent solo exhibitions include "Reliquiae", Galerie de Nobele, Paris (2005, exhibition curated by Patrick Mauriès, limited edition cat.) and "Celle del dormitorio. Les fresques de Fra Angelico à Florence", Galerie Mamia Breteschè, Paris (2003, limited edition cat. and multiples) .His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and in many private collections."