MARS is proud to present Yari Miele’s solo show, Blue Night Marble. The site-specific work set in the space of MARS uses polychrome marbles which were discarded after their industrial use in laser inlays. The artist reconstructs the marble textures through a skillful use of colors, following the natural pattern of veins, inclusions and cavities.
Blue Night Marble paraphrases the name of a famous satellite photograph of the Earth taken in 1972. Its nocturnal interpretation leaves space to the usual practice of the artist of using fluorescent paints livened up by Wood's lamps. Thus nocturnal visions of bright heavens are generated, appearing from the darkness. Daylight instead highlights the pictorial trace on the slabs fragments which lie, sedimented, in an uneven and sharp ravines landscape, reshaping the space and turning it into orographies made sculptural by chance.
Yari Miele (Como, 1977) lives and works between Milan and Como.
He has recently held exhibitions at MIDeC, Laveno; La Triennale di Milano, Milan; Progr, Bern; PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Kaus Australis, Rotterdam; Edicola Radetzky, Milan; Galleria / Galleria gallery, Ortona; Galleria Lorenzo Vatalaro, Milan; BoCS Art, Cosenza; BASE, Milan.