Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
Alessandro Busci "8"

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, in association with First Gallery, Rome, is presenting “8,” the first North American exhibition of paintings by Milan-based painter Alessandro Busci.

Using salvaged iron plates as a surface, Busci composes haunting post-industrial landscapes using traditional Japanese calligraphy and painting techniques. He begins by pouring acid in different concentrations across the iron surface of each plate, corroding the surface in a variegated fashion. He then uses calligraphy brushes to apply water-based enamel in single strokes, creating evocative images of train depots, service stations, power plant, and airports. The enamels react further with the ferrous surfaces and acids of the plates in unpredictable ways, producing colors and effects of both positive and negative space that are beyond the artist’s complete control.



Alessandro Busci
Stazione di Servizio
Enamel on iron plate, 36 x 44 x 3 inches
Copyright Alessandro Busci, courtesy of Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art




Alessandro Busci
Power Station Avorio
Enamel on iron plate, 36 x 44 x 3 inches
Copyright Alessandro Busci, courtesy of Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art




Alessandro Busci
Aeroporto
Enamel on iron plate, 36 x 44 x 3 inches
Copyright Alessandro Busci, courtesy of Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art




Alessandro Busci
Aereo Bianco
Enamel on iron plate, 36 x 44 x 3 inches
Copyright Alessandro Busci, courtesy of Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art


Busci studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano with a graduate dissertation on History of Art, tutored by Flavio Caroli. He has exhibited widely throughout Italy and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Novato Art Gallery in Fano, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Madrid, and Sala Amarica, Vitoria Gasteiz in Bilbao. In 2008, he will be participating in Italiana, a collective project being organized in collaboration with the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan.


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Alessandro Busci
"8"
April 3rd - May 31st, 2008


Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
49 Geary Street, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.369.9404


Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 – 5:30pm


For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art.


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2 comments:

José said...

Hi,

I like when an artist can lead the viewer to complete the details.
Something not easy for a beginner who sometimes tends to overwork.
A carefull use of colours gives a well balanced look to his works.

Kind regards,

José

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