LUISA CATUCCI GALLERY
Exhibiting: KENNETH BLOM, MANUELA TOSELLI & AQUA AURA
June 10th – 15th 2019
ELSÄSSERSTRASSE 215, BASEL
The red line bonding the works of the artists Kenneth Blom, Aqua Aura, and Manuela Toselli is the subtle “existential attitude”: a sense of disorientation in the face of an apparently meaningless, absurd world.
Blom’s paintings address the relationships between gure and big empty spaces. Architectural structure is clearly an important part of his work, rendered with gestural brushstrokes and vivid color, and his gures are depicted with the same blend of vagary and precision. These elements combine to create psychologically independent, solitary worlds.
Aqua Aura’s meta-photography at first glance might seem frozen in a moment of perfect aesthetic, deprived by all human reality, but actually they draw from to the artist most intimately: his fears, hopes, dreams, not only for himself, but for the whole humanity and planet.
Manuela Toselli’s silk creations are the result of an abstraction process and personal coding of everyday life. The silk holds a great conceptual existentialist value because, in order to be produced, the silkworm is killed before it completes its metamorphosis from chrysalis to buttery.