Luca Grimaldi & Robert Barta Kiosk

 

De Italiaanse kunstenaar Luca Grimaldi behaalde onlangs zijn Masters diploma aan het Frank Mohr instituut in Groningen. Het reizen per auto tussen Groningen, Rome en zijn woonplaats Berlijn gaf hem het gevoel nergens echt thuis te zijn of ergens bij te horen. Onderweg maakte hij foto’s van alledaagse, anonieme plekken en voorwerpen. Deze generieke afbeeldingen zijn het uitgangspunt van zijn schilderijen. Zo probeert hij een verband te leggen tussen deze plaatsen en objecten en vindt schoonheid en betekenis door verder te kijken dan het voor de hand liggende.

Robert Barta beziet de wereld met humor en vindt het materiaal voor zijn ruimtelijke werk in alledaagse objecten of situaties. Met kleine wijzigingen, onverwachte combinaties en woordspelingen zorgt hij voor een verschuiving in betekenis. Vertrouwde voorwerpen transformeert hij om hun innerlijke essentie bloot te geven. Volgens Barta worden zo de paradoxen en spanningen die hen het leven geven onthuld.

Met Kiosk geven Grimaldi en Barta inzicht in hun bijzondere kijk op de wereld. Het leven van alledag krijgt een onverwachte podium door middel van kunst.

English text:
KIOSK – opening Saturday February 11 from 4 – 6pm

Luca Grimaldi & Robert Barta

For the show KIOSK, the two artists collaborated in selecting works that
combine their common interests, while existing in different media. Their aim is to recontextualize public blindness towards an awareness regarding the beauty and importance of pure detail.

The driving force behind these objects is the repetition of our everyday behaviors and rituals. In the epicenter of the volcano, we are trying to show that inside, the lava is pretty cold. By focusing, you can escape or you can enjoy yourself without getting burned.
Today, ‘gold rush’ does not mean digging in the unknown to find success, but showing off
as large and loud as possible. Sometimes it’s better to have a second look at the simplicity of things we already know in order to find out what we are missing in the bigger picture.
A system can’t be explained by looking at the behavior of its single components, as already emphasized in the late fifties by Buckminster Fuller in his Synergetics studies.

Robert Barta casts an amused eye on the world and finds the material for his
artistic work in everyday objects or situations – the foundations of his unbridled world. With slight alterations, incongruous combinations, words plays and shifts in meaning, he establishes a strategy of misuse, which transforms the nature of familiar objects to reveal their inner essence and the paradoxes and tensions that give them life.

Luca Grimaldi is an Italian-born painter, whose interest also lies in the banality of the visual images we perceive on a daily basis. What seems to be a wallpaper of repetitive graphic images, becomes an interesting subject for Luca. He is able to show details we cannot see and transforms those wallpapers into a strong and interesting labyrinth one wants to get lost in.
His style in painting is playing a trick on our perception, which is why he chose to display it as clear and therefore as radical as possible.

Keep your opinion, 2008

  • birch wood, excentric motor 220V, moving sensor
  • dimensions variable
Keep your opinion

100 years, 2013

  • beer coaster, magnets, motor, table
  • dimensions variable
100 years

Falling in love with you, 2007

  • konvex mirror, electric magnet, controller, motion
  • dimensions variable
Falling in love with you

World Closed Ahead, 2008

  • steel, zink spray, aluminium, letters
  • 120 x 100 x 40 cm
World Closed Ahead

I found it, 2008

  • acrylic glas, stainless steel, light bulbs
  • 160 x 70 x 40 cm
I found it

Never lost anything, 2006

  • jeans, yarn, framed
  • 150 x 100 cm
Never lost anything

Never miss a flight, 2011

  • wood, insects, Fabriano 300g paper, Volvo V70
  • 32 x 40 cm (paper size)
Never miss a flight

Sabotage, 2013

  • mirrors from destroyed disco ball
  • 190 x 104 cm / 90 x 45 cm
Sabotage

Second Class, 2008

  • stainless steel polished, glass, mirror, paint, wood
  • 250 x 120 x 180 cm
Second Class

Dauerbrenner IV

  • wood, aluminium, stepper motor, POM, control interface
  • 125 x 45 x 45 cm
Dauerbrenner IV

Time to change the world, 2006

  • wood, glossy paint, adhesive letters
  • 120 x 50 x 50 cm
Time to change the world

Tabloids, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 210 x 260 cm
Tabloids

Installation view 'Tabloid Paintings'

Installation view 'Tabloid Paintings'

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 3, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 3

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 7, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 7

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 1, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 1

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 2, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 2

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 4, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 4

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 5, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 5

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 6, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 6

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 8, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 8

Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 9, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 70 cm
Paintings of a Tabloid Rack painting nr. 9

Geldautomat, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 60 cm
Geldautomat

Kuhlschrank, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 90 x 130 cm
Kuhlschrank

Haloween costumes, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 200 x 140 cm
Haloween costumes

Fotokiosk, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 160 x 170 cm
Fotokiosk

Tobacco Bag nr 2, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 100 cm
Tobacco Bag nr 2

Tobacco Bag nr, 1, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 100 cm
Tobacco Bag nr, 1

Tobacco Bag nr. 4, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 100 cm
Tobacco Bag nr. 4

Tobacco Bag nr. 5, 2017

  • oil on linen
  • 60 x 100 cm
Tobacco Bag nr. 5

Windows Xp Wallpaper (Dowloadable desktop background), 2017

  • oil on linen
  • 70x65 cm
Windows Xp Wallpaper (Dowloadable desktop background)

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