FROM 15 DECEMBER AT THE AREA / B GALLERY IN MILAN, AN INTERESTING EXHIBITION BY SOME YOUNG CURATORS FROM THE VENICE IED.
Nian-Shan Chan, Thomas Marsan, Silvia Meschino and Gulia Morichi Python are the protagonists of this original exhibition that will be exhibited at the Area / B gallery in Milan from 15 December to 16 January, a venue which has always been a reference point for young artists.
After studying at the Master in Curatorial Practice of the Venice IED, the students, in agreement with the gallery, selected the artist to be examined and later his works – exactly 25 – including paintings, resin sculptures and lithographs. Further on, they designed the staging, edited the critical text and followed all the phases of organization and preparation of the exhibition. The result? A lively and original exhibition, that describes the art imagery of Soro and his art.
As lighthearted as cynical, the art of the Milanese artist recalls the world of childhood. Flat and pastel colors transport the observers in a parallel universe, including fairy tales, myths and urban legends. His imagination is naive and colorful only at first sight. In fact, reading between the lines of his works, you can see less edifying meanings, perceived by the observer as a sort of uneasiness and a sense of concern. As explained by curators: “At first glance, the artistic production of Tiziano Soro seems aimed at making the audience peacful and carefree, as if they were in a state of happiness. Only later you can realize the hidden message behind this serene representation of reality […]”.
The iconographic sources used by Soro range from commercials from the Fifties and Sixties to the cinema, from tattoos to children’s toys, many of which are used by the artist as bases for his sculptures.
The use of these extra-pictorial sources with a vintage flavor gives life to a heterogeneous painting in which realistic images, signage symbols, ornamental patterns and sugary colors are mixed together concealing contents and not very reassuring meanings.
The exhibition is completed by a catalog published by Area / B and produced by Xxystudio with a presentation by Nian-Shan Chan and Thomas Marsan, and an interview with the artist Silvia Meschino and Giulia Morichi Python.
TIZIANO SORO. HAPPINESS POP UP
Area / B Gallery
Via Marco d’Oggiono 10, Milan
Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am-1pm / 3pm to 6pm