ERON, #present #past #sentiment #dust
Opening 12 September 2016 h 6 p.m., Via Argelati n° 24, 20143 Milano (MI)
Until 05 November 2016
Galleria Patricia Armocida presented a solo exhibition by ERON entitled #present #past #sentiment #dust, that opened on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.
The Italian artist ERON, consecrated in 2016 by Treccani Encyclopedia as one of the most gifted and accomplished protagonists of the international urban art and contemporary art scene, presented a series of never-before-seen works of mixed media on paper, spray paint on canvas, and sculptures.
This solo exhibit was in part based on the same principle the artist embraces when painting on walls or objects around the World, that is, drawing inspiration from the perceptual phenomenon known as Pareidolia: the instinctive and automatic tendency to find familiar shapes in chaotic images, it occurs most commonly with human faces an figures. Pareidolia often allows for a rational explanation of seemingly paranormal phenomena, such as the appearance of images on walls or the apparition of "ghosts" in photographs.
Eron recreates stains typical of water, mold, and rust on walls, antique objects and old bases, thus creating evocative figurative subjects. A poetic blend of painting, present, past, sentiment, dust and perceptual phenomena. With this series of contextualized works, it's as if conceptually, walls and old objects ooze images, fragments of memories and history linked to the base itself.
Eron (Rimini 1973) is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Italian artist. He took an interest in urban art and writing at a young age, and in the late 1980s/early 990s he became one of the first to promote them in Italy. He attended Art school in Urbino, which provided him with a structured training and allowed him to expand and perfect his expressive techniques, namely his figurative language. Throughout the years, he developed a highly personalized style, drawing inspiration from real elements that he portrays with innovative techniques.
Through the use of acrylic paints and spray paint technique, which he has refined to a virtuosity level, ERON achieves an extraordinary mimesis on large-scale, such as buildings and urban elements, or on smaller scales such as canvas and bases of various sizes. This language is the expressive means that gives shape to subject matters of profound value. His poetics is based on this unique and outstanding technique which becomes the vector of poetic and evocative images.
In recent years, ERON has been focusing on a series of works on walls and on other elements upon which he depicts figures or individuals who are more or less famous, making hem symbols of current issues of general interest. Using his mimetic technique to reproduce esthetic or structural defects of walls, which appear dirty and old, the artist alludes to shapes, signs, and portraits that tell a story and are often connected to the location itself. In 2012, MMOMA, the official magazine of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, featured a full article on his originality and on the poetics of his painterly style.
The artist has been invited to cultural institutions and important international venues such as: Chelsea Museum of Art, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Venice Biennale, Italian Culture Institute di New York, Museum of Moden Art in Cairo, il PAC-Pavillon of Contemporary Art in Milan. And most recently, for the Treccani Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia in Rome, he painted a piece dedicated to migrants on the side of a boat carcass entitled "Soul of the Sea", which depicted faces of women and children that seem to take shape from the rust of the boat itself.Pictures of this piece went viral and both The Economist e The Chicago Tribune published it as the picture of the day. Treccani Encyclopedia now contains an entry for ERON.
Some noteworthy solo shows include: Ad perpetuam rei memoriam, Palazzo Santa Chiara, Musei Civici, Modena, 2017; FOLL♥W, Salone degli incanti, Trieste, 2017; The Soul of Stars; Traffic Gallery Bergamo, Italy, 2016; #present #past #sentiment #dust, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milano; Soul of the Sea/ERON 2016, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Roma, 2016; Soul of the Wall, Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona, Spagna 2015; ERON, Mar-Museo d'Arte della città di Ravenna, 2014; Album, Binz & Kr ämer Gallery, Cologne 2013; ERON-Questions and Answers, White Room Gallery, Capri 2013; ERON-BLENDING, Palazzo Sums, Repubblica di San Marino 2013; Mindscape, Ego Gallery, Lugano 2012; Scribbles and Memories, LC Gallery, Berlin 2012; ERON, TOMAV- Torre Moresco Centro Arti Visive, Fermo 2012; Inside your Mind, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Franceschi, Riccione 2012; ERON firma il manifesto della città di Rimini, Galleria dell'immagine, Rimini 2011; Smells like the street, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome 2011; Images, Ex Monte di Pietà, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Rimini 2010; Davide Eron Salvadei, Studio arch. Bianca Canepa, Faenza 2010; Reports, Galleria Fabio Basaglia, Rimini 2009.
His artworks has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as: Nuart Festival 2016, Stavanger, Norway 2016; Hamlet Festival, Elsinore, Danmark 2016; Freedom as Form, Wunderkammern Gallery, Milan, 2016; Icastica, Colors, Urbn Nation, Museum of Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin 2016; Codici Sorgenti, Palazzo Platamone, Catania 2016; All the World's Futures/The Bridges of Graffiti, 56° Biennale di Venezia, Venezia 2015; Urban Legends, MACRO-Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome 2014; From Street to Art, Italian Cultural Institute in New York, USA 2014; How do you feel today? Obey, ERON, Olek, Art Temporary Museum, Bari 2012; Frontier- la linea dello stile, MAMbo-Museo d'Arte Moderna Bologna, Bologna 2012; Crosscurrents, Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbdiwe, Lagos, Nigeria 2011; Italian Selection, Galerie Binz & Kr ämer, Colonia 2011; PaesaggioItaliano-atto primo, Ex Chiesa della Misericordia, Perugia, 2011; Venice Biennale , Venice 2011; Terzo Rinascimento, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Palazzo Ducale, Urbino 2010; Unnatural_Nature, Museo d'Arte Moderna Ugo Carà, Muggia, Trieste 2020; Under Italian Eyes, Horizon One Gallery, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Il Cairo 2010; TVTB, Galleria Civica di Monza, Monza 2009; Connectivity, Chelsea Art Museum, New York 2009; Urban Affairs, Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery, Berlino 2009; Adriatica, Per mari e monti Art Gallery, Civitanova (MC) 2009; Morandi e gli sviluppi della natura morta in Italia, Fondzione Ragghianti, Lucca 2008; Scala Mercalli, Auditorium Renzo Piano; Rome 2008; Premio Terna 08, mostra dei vincitori, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 2008; Street art Sweet art, PAC Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milan 2007; Biennale del muro dipinto, Rocca Sforzesca, Dozza (BO) 2007; Stay With Us, Galleria Fabio Basaglia, Rimini 2005; Senza trucco, Galleria BoxArt, Verona 2005; Premio Arte, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan 2004.