Antonelli città digitale rosso
This work is a tribute to contemporary artist Massimo Antonelli. The habit of taking on the works of known or, more often, unknown authors, becomes a quotation rather than an imitation or a copy in as much as Angelo’s works cannot be defined as false: they are entities in their own right; independent of the original. By way of quoting unknown authors to the public Angelo amplifies their work and by implication their fame. Thus, the authenticity of an imitation which is almost identical to the original is no longer a priority as are the mechanisms employed by the one who created it. Often taking it apart, recreating it, rethinking it, in a word, personalising it, “I choose only those who can give me something. N. Zandomenego 2004 (Taken from the catalog of the personal exhibition A MAN E'CIO 'ATTRACTS, Arturarte Gallery, Settevene, Nepi (VT) by Nori Zandomenego
Antonelli città digitale
The imagination of others is the subject I choose for my paintings.
In 2002, I started the series of "citations" mostly by young artists, my models are the same painters, or rather the works they produce, their sensitivity and their research. I reproduce them, enlarge them, reduce them, produce them in series, with different techniques, more captivating and voluptuous.
In 2004 I made my first solo exhibition at the Arturarte gallery and later on I started a new series that can conceptually be called New Pop. The works canvas and vinyl padded portrays the paintings of other emerging artists.
With this work I intend to portray a new reality, a reality made up of a myriad of paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations created by a myriad of artists, painters, sculptors and photographers, with my works NEW POP ART"I am painting Imaginary of others.
The very same artist has become a serial product.