BIASA ArtSpace in Kuta, Bali will present the first Asian solo show of Italian artist Angelo Bellobono from July 30 through September 15, 2010.
Angelo places humanity at the center of his artistic explorations, stressing the difficult relations between belonging and identity, expressed in both the socio-cultural sense and biological sphere. It is the mechanisms in which biochemistry translates into behaviors and emotions that is the thread running through all Bellobono's paintings, videos and performances – stripping away the presumed spirituality seen by many to animate human existence.
His portraits convey a sense of dramatic irony, lost in a blinding whiteness or in a dark sea of crude oil - at once both liquid and solid, conceptually unstable and temporary, dependent on the chemical basis of biological precariousness. What is revealed is the never ending effort to seek an individual identity and place, the constant freezing and unfreezing of hidden and denied existences against some idealized state of well-being.
Bellobono's work gives form and consistency via a sampler of emotions common to all human beings. In his current works involving paintings, visual art and performance he probes the drive to immigrate.
Indonesia, located in the very heart of Southeast Asia, is at the crossroads of the world's new economies. Eastside – Bellobono's journey exhibition at the BIASA ArtSpace is a raw, unfettered and direct analysis challenging current passively accepted "logic". The Artist invites us to continue our individual journeys despite the ambiguity of our "being human and biologically unresolved."
Using a variety of mediums - including painting, drawing, animation and performance, Bellobono continues his journey as contemporary anthropologists. In his view, antagonistic cultures reveal both their glamorous and ephemeral side; migrants their effort to re-invent and reposition their lives; and armies of plasticine face off against melting icebergs obstinately defending ephemeral borders.
The current exhibition links previous projects with Bellobono's new works conceived in Indonesia.
"Eastside : The Journey"
An Exhibition by Angelo Bellobono
Biasa ArtSpace - Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 34, Kuta, Bali
July 30 – September 15, 2010
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