Andrea Martinucci – I will give you a taste of your inner desires

Curated by Bianca Baroni

Opening Monday May 27th, 2019, h 6.30 pm
The exhibition will continue until Saturday July 13th 2019

Renata Fabbri is glad to announce I will give you a taste of your inner desires, Andrea Martinucci’s first solo show at the gallery.

For this project the artist develops a new series of paintings which explore the idea of “undressing” as a metaphor of the creation and the experience of images.

The artist plays with the suggestive and imaginative cliché of the strip-tease, a practice that shifts the core of the erotic experience from full nudity to the moment of expectation and projection that anticipates it. The timeframes that mark respectively desire and pleasure merge in one dimension dominated by evocation and imagination, a territory in which reality and fantasy are blurred into one another.

In line with such sensitivity Martinucci’s artworks seem to allude to the encounter of different bodies. Each image crystallizes a subject suspended between its sensual revelation and the prudish dissimulation of its own physicality. The artist sets the viewer in the position of a voyeur, an observer that is both discrete and curious, and who is only given a taste, a partial vision of the subject.

At the core of every painting we find images selected from those visual fluxes in which we navigate everyday through social media. Images that are often reconfigured and concealed with diverse motives and colour blocks. The intersection of imaginaries and gestures produces layered compositions revealing the initial figure. A subject that maliciously denies itself to the viewer, just like an entity caught in the middle of an “undressing” ritual.

The seductive disclosure of each figure retraces the suggestion of various bodies. Elusive fragments of limbs and faces alternate soft surfaces and objects that allude to the sinuosity of the flesh. The exhibited works seem to be conceived as the visualization of a feeling, images giving body to the fantasy of a tactile experience.

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The present exhibition will take place in parallel to Will Aliens Believe in me?, Andrea Martinucci’s solo project curated by Alessandro Azzoni, Open Care, at Banca Sistema (Milan), from May 28th to December 2019. The show can be visited on appointment.

Andrea Martinucci was born in 1991 in Rome. He lives and works between Rome and Milan. He studied Multimedia Design at Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie in Rome. Recent solo exhibitions include: Glory Black Hole, Dimora Artica, Milan, in partnership with Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea; The Court – “Voyage au bout de la nuit”, Law firm Di Pietro Lucchi, Pescara; Re-azione, Fabbrica Borroni, Milan. Recent group exhibitions include: A Glass is not a reference for an amount, In De Ruimte Space, Gent, Belgium; Naturalia et Artificialia, part of the Bologna Design Week, Bologna; Everytime you switch me off, we die, a little, FOOTHOLD, Bari; FOREVER NEVER COMES, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Grosseto; Moneypulation, in ArtBasel, Basel; “Endless Backup” – Outher Space, during MIART Fair, Milan; Vis-à-Vis, Institut Français, Milan; Cartabianca, Villa Croce Contemporary Museum, Genova; Quadratonomade, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; È così difficile dimenticare il dolore, Macro Museum, Rome. He developed several projects, such as I HAVE NO BUDGET FOR THIS WALL, part of Spazi 2018, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, and Tech Gleba for Una Vetrina, Rome.