Super Reality, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, 2015 Elena
May 19th, 2015 – October 31st, 2015
Galleria Valentina Bonomo
Via del Portico d’Ottavia 13 Roma
Galleria Valentina Bonomo in collaboration with Alessandro Cucchi is pleased to announce the opening of “Super Reality” solo show of the Argentine artist Daniel González (Buenos Aires, 1963) Tuesday May 19th, 2015 opening reception from 6pm to 9pm in via del Portico d’Ottavia 13.
“Super Reality” is a reality where thoughts, dreams, desires, feelings and every kind of possibilities intersect to reconfigure our existential themes. It’s the every day with special effects, created by everyday experiences, as in the hand-sewn sequins banner paintings: for those who consider love a journey to redefine (Terror of Love Adventure) or for those who take it to its absolute level (Love Song), for the one who writes to God as if He were a pop-rock band (Letter to God) or when an organic spot becomes a monument (Organic Midnight Splash Monument). Inspired by childhood memories, when his Italian grandmother turned tomato cans into plant pots for spices, the artist creates the packaging sculpture-flowerpots in hand-sewn sequins with catchphrases that belong to consumers’ personal moments. González submits art to life consumption: his artworks can be used (Flower pots), passed through like a curtain or simply hang on the wall, like wall paintings (Cosa Vuoi and Porco Mondo Ladro). The mylar collage are ephemeral architectures that celebrate every moment of our lives, created to marvel and ponder through their dazzle, minimalist compositions and provocative sentences. On show there will also be a selection from the Cut-Up Sculpture Clothes Collection, Wearable Sculptures from the performance “Portrait Fashion Factory”, curated by Valentina Ciarallo at the Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia (May 14th, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm).
These Wearable Sculptures are unique pieces from D.G. Clothes Project, the art-applied-to-fashion project founded by González in 2004, which mixes clothing, shoes, materials, fabrics and diverse styles, adding intrinsic conceptual beauty to visual glamour.
Every artwork is relating to our sense of freedom, to take back reality in our own hands and interpret it in our own terms.
Photo credits courtesy of the artist & Galleria Valentina Bonomo