CURRENT EXHIBITION

The roots of lotus

Rudy Cremonini

Feb 2nd, 2019 - Mar 17th

104GALERIE (Ikejiri-ohashi, Tokyo) is holding The roots of lotus, the first solo exhibition in Japan by the Italian artist Rudy Cremonini, from February 1st to March 17th 2019.

Rudy Cremonini was born in Bologna, Italy in 1981, and is currently based there, after graduating from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna (The Academy of Fine Arts Bologna). His exhibitions have been held in the Royal Palace of Caserta (2018, Italy), Galerie Thomas Fuchs (2017, Stuttgart, Germany), Belgrade City Museum (2017, Serbia) and many other places such as the US, France, Germany and Belgium. He has gained international acknowledgement though solo and group shows around the world and received a variety of awards.

Cremonini’s work pulls apart the ordinary and the everyday, exposing the contradictions that lie beneath them. Landscapes, interiors, figures in portrait, plants and animals, and plaster figures lined up: the images depicted are, at first glance, extremely ordinary. However his fundamental themes are the contradictions and dilemmas of life – the negotiation between being ‘good’ and being truthful to one’s emotions, the renunciation of certain freedoms in exchange for security, and the joy to be found in sacrifice. In his vague descriptions, developed in creamy thick paint, there are always metaphorical elements that are suggestive of personal emptiness and solitude.
Yet as suggested in the title The roots of lotus, it can be said that Cremonini’s creation originates from the joy of exploring the nature of representation itself, which is not loud or flashy, and expressing its essence and charm.

This exhibition shows a comprehensive window into Cremonini’s work since 2013, including around 20 pieces of various sizes, in 104GALERIE and 104GALERIE-R. Additionally, a limited number of Cremonini’s artbook, released by Gli Ori for the large solo exhibition held in the Royal Palace of Caserta in 2018, will be on sale.
The artist will be present at the opening reception. We look forward to welcoming you.


OUTLINE

Exhibition

Rudy Cremonini「The roots of lotus」

Period

2nd February – 17th March, 2019
Closed on Mon,Tue, 6th-10th March

Opening Reception

1st February, 19:00-21:00

Hours

12:00-20:00

Place1

104GALERIE
Meguro-Heights 104
3-22-1 Aobadai Meguro-ku Tokyo 1530042
Tel: +81 (0)3 6303 0956

Place2

104GALERIE-R
GARAGE 1-6-4 Ohashi Meguro-ku Tokyo 1530044


Selected Awards

2012

Finalist Marina di Ravenna Prize

2012

Finalist Opera Prize

2011

Finalist Combat Prize


Selected Exhibitions

2018

“Nessun dorma” Reggia di Caserta, Caserta / Italy (Solo)

2017

Selvatico Dodici, Cotignola Ravenna Italy

2017

Il temporale non esite, Galleria L’Ariete, Bologna Italy

2017

The club, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart Germany

2016

CPT, Centro di permanenza temporanea, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei Italy

2016

Zone di sicurezza, Teatro Comunale di Bologna Italy

2015

le jardin intérieur, Istituto italiano di cultura di Strasburgo France

2015

The pleasure is yours, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart Germany


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