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Bratislava: cities and men, Luca Matti’s prophecies

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Metropolises that are growing out of all proportion, taking up more and more space, people crushed by obligations and pressures that are often unsustainable. These are recurrent images in Luca Matti’s work, which after this period of forced isolation acquire a particular strength and suggestion. On the initiative of the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Bratislava it will be possible to take a look at this prophetic vision of the increasingly alienating relationship between man and city. On June 1st the exhibition Luca Matti opens at the Kabinet Gallery in the Slovak capital. Prophecies for a better world, as part of the Italian festival Dolce Vitaj, under the patronage of Mayor of Bratislava Matúš Vallo. The language used, simple and objective, describes a black and white world that recalls George Orwell’s vision, but leaves a vein of hope.

Born in Florence in 1964, Mr Matti is a multifaceted artist who has worked for a long time on comics, illustration and graphics, collaborating with magazines and publishing houses. Since 1988 he has dedicated himself to painting and creating sculptural works using PVC pipes and wheel inner tubes. In his universe there are no boundaries between drawing, engraving, painting, video animation and sculpture. The various languages condition and contaminate each other, giving life to a universe made of stories, suggestions, dreams. Matti’s works are exhibited in important public and private collections, including the Collezione Farnesina Experimenta, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.

 

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