108 – “Seventeen Dens” Exhibition at Ego Gallery | Recap
Finalmente diamo uno sguardo a “Seventeen Dens” nuova esibizione del nostro friend 108 che ha da poco aperto le porte presso l’Ego Gallery di Lugano in Svizzera. L’artista per questa mostra ha proposto una serie di nuove tavole ed illustrazioni con l’aggiunta anche di opere stampata su diversi medium, tutte intrise di quelle forme nere che abbiamo imparato a conoscere ed apprezzare.
At the end of the 90s, following contemporary artists such as Stak, Guido began a new personal quest to become one of the first artists of the Post-European graffiti to leave lettering, so as to focus on this mysterious sequence of numbers. The artist is also an innovator in the use of the shape: his first known works are yellow abstract organic shapes cut out from self-adhesive paper in an instinctive and compulsive manner. In fact, 108 has contaminated several cities, including Milan, Berlin, New York, London, Paris and Oslo with at least 3000 of his adhesive stickers, influencing a whole generation of street artists with his style. As time went by, 108 began a dark and introspective journey that heavily influenced his works. Violently breaking away from the “pop” trend, he explored pure form, full of symbolic meaning.
This research led him to radically distance himself from any representation of the real and known, allowing himself to become strongly influenced by primitive art, by ancient local shamanism and by the propitiatory character of rock carvings. Eclectic and curious, Guido Bisagni absorbs any seemingly insignificant visual suggestions like a sponge, to then rework and develop them into unique works of art. Amongst his sources of inspiration he cites “the dreams and red wine of Piedmont, the stains of moisture, moss and fog, stones, trees, winter with its snow, Etruscan writings, runes, snails, cats and all that is incomprehensible.” The result: his canvases and his huge murals depicting black silhouettes are transformed into secular menhir full of meaning, into ghosts of the past ready to interfere with our present, into bridges which start from the ground on which we stand and end somewhere in the unknown. Called on to exhibit in museums and private galleries, 108 also became deeply involved in multimedia installations through sound compositions.
L’esibizione rimarrà aperta fino al 29 Dicembre perciò se vi trovate in zona è d’obbligo farci un salto, nel frattempo dopo il salto alcuni scatti dall’apertura.
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6900 Lugano Svizzera
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