- Kerkstraat 105-A
11 Sept-2 Oct: Domenico Bianchi and Nunzio
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition with new works by two Italian artists Domenico Bianchi (1955) and Nunzio (1954). The exhibition opens Saturday September 11 and will run until October 2, 2021.
Domenico Bianchi is known for his paintings made with his own developed technique of mixing wax and oil paint, sometimes combined with Palladium leaf. His images with a perpetuum mobile motive derive from computer program stills. Bianchi, born in 1955, lives and works in Rome. He studied at Fine Art Academy in Rome. He career started in 1977 with his first solo show at Ugo Ferranti in New York. In the eighties he became known as one of the emerging artistst of the so-called La Nuova Scuola Romana and exhibited his work alongside Arte Povera artistst such as Kounellis and Mario Merz. He had his first show in the Netherlands at Riekje Swart in 1980. Several European museum made solo shows of his work, such as at the Stedelijk Museum in 1994, and at MACRO in Rome in 2003. He participated in several Venice Bienials, in1993 as a solo artist. Since 1998 he shows regularly at Christian Stein in Milan. Slewe Gallery shows his work since 2009.
Nunzio is known for his abstract works made of lead. Nunzio di Stefano was born in 1954 in Cagnano Amiterno, L’Aquila. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Rome, taking his diploma on the course held by Toti Scialoja. In 1973 he set up a studio at the former Cerere Pasta Factory, in the Roman quarter of San Lorenzo, where Bruno Ceccobelli, Gianni Dessì, Giuseppe Gallo, Piero Pizzi Cannella and Marco Tirelli would also work. After his first solo show in 1981, at the Galleria Spatia in Bolzano, in 1984 he exhibited large size sculptures in plaster at the Galleria L’Attico in Rome. Works in plaster and burnt wood were brought together in 1987 for a solo show held at the Galleria Civica in Modena. In 1995 Nunzio was invited to the Venice Biennale with a personal room that received Honourable Mention. Since then he exhibited worldwide. Nunzio currently lives and works between Rome and Turin.
Domenico Bianchi, Nunzio