The Art Exhibition of Giuseppe Piccione
The Art show
The Art Exhibition of Giuseppe Piccione, from June 27th to July 31st contemporary art returns to the lounge bar MOON (Move Ortigia Out of Normality). In via Roma 112, with the solo show “The Moon Tribe” by Giuseppe Piccione. Giuseppe Piccione is a visual artist, versatile and complete. Born in Syracuse in 1967, Piccione communicates with installations, painting, video art, photography and digital techniques, escaping any classification of genre or current. The exhibition includes 12 works and a wall installation. The works have been realized with mixed techniques on recycled supports (cardboard, canvas, etc.).
The exhibition is based on a previous exhibition entitled “The Moon Face” (MOON, December 2018 – January 2019). In which the artist reworked photographic portraits using digital or pictorial processes, creating a universe of disturbing, anguished, dreamlike, sensual, exotic and tribal faces.
“The Moon Tribe”, in particular, explores the tribal aspect of the theme, but does so with different expressive means, recycled materials for “sustainable” art.
In the critical text accompanying the exhibition, Antonio Casciaro, sociologist, writer and professor of social sciences and image theory. He writes: “The neo pop use of signs – graffiti found on different materials, which act as physical support for the works, comes to be a source of inspiration precisely because they are already corrupted, already used: imperfect that seeks the imperfect.
“It is in this way that from an eye already pre-signed by someone else a face is grafted, from an inscription already found on surfaces of results a background is created. With the strong hues and bright colors that can be observed in these works, however, suffering, pain follow a process of purification and transmutation. Moving in a world populated by spirits. Pigeon is not interested in the photographic process of lights, shadows and chiaroscuro. But it is in search of a world that cannot be seen with the naked eye, in everyday reality, but only in a tribal (spiritual-aboriginal) realm where a brotherhood made up of like reigns that seek like”.
“The meaning of the strong colours of the masks lies in the symbiosis that men seek with the nature that surrounds them. And with the need to find that original bond with a world other than the immanent one. Not everyone is allowed to wear them but only those who make the transcendent an alchemical methodology based on the limitation and imperfection of everyday reality”.
The exhibition can be visited every day, except Tuesdays, from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m., in compliance with anti-Covid regulations. A virtual tour of the works will also be available on the artist’s Instagram profile and Facebook page.
All Images copyright: Giuseppe Piccione