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  Feeding the 5000  

Feed the 5000
Biennial opening night
Independent District


  Detail from work by Steve Gent  

Steve Gent
Liverpool Biennial 2004


  Tom Murphy, Liverpool Biennial 2004  

Tom Murphy
Liverpool Biennial 2004

  Detail from work by Paolo Pelosini

Paolo Pelosini


Independent District

Novas Warehouse


Is an artist educated in painting at the Academy of Art in Florence and at the University of Minnesota. Eventually he moved to sculpture, a medium more congenial to his temperament.
He works in both Italy and in his New York studio. The work is generally made with metal objects, found in the streets of Manhattan, such as file cabinets, oil drums, shelves, and cans, to which the sculptor refers to as "the local stone." These objects are then cut with an axe and recycled into works of art that retain the dirt, smells, and other signs of human use and contamination.

The studio at first sight seems a world devastated and in ruins, a world with no traces left of Paolo Pelosini's native Tuscany, however, after the initial impression, one begins to see in the wreckage, complex and formally sophisticated images, fruits of a classical education. The sculptures, aggressive and forbidding, due to the sharpness of the metal, are a journey through art. Art in its totality is at the disposal of the artist. The dichotomy between figurative and abstract has been overcome and many styles coexist. A Venus in a classical pose, a disembowelled drum with modern tendencies, a furiously primitive embrace, cohabit the same space, integrated by formal cohesiveness.

The sculptor begins a project without a precise idea in mind. He slices metal with a large axe, creating sharp and tormented edges. This process, with its intense physical action, transposes the artist's emotions from the subconscious to the art object. The finished works are highly expressive and loaded with personal meaning. Art derives its power from its ability to impress itself on the psyche of the individual. The work of Paolo Pelosini is memorable for its unique intensity and strange beauty (Written by Pier Luigi Bianchi).

transVoyeur and the Artist
From the process of brutally dissecting the metal to reconstitute into a form of cultural expression and aesthetic relevance, the action in this creative process although one of brutality is also one of passion. This spatial and temporal encounter between the material and the conception of the art is comparable to the extremes fluctuations which perpetuated human existences and civilisations. The duality of the severity of the human condition is also in the nature of the resources, discarded metals to be reclaimed, readdressed and reformed, as is humanity. This journey of the material and human experience is one relevant analogous to transVoyeur, as it touches on the fundamentals of the human drives, artefacts of our industrial world and commodification to be transformed to one an ethereal substance.



Artists represented in Transvoyeur:

Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney
Tony Knox
Gary Sollars
Ben Youdan
George Lund
Paul Clarkson
Michael Ricardo Andreev
Kofi Fosu
Stephan Fowlkes
Reid Stowe
Poalo Pelosini
Patricia Jacobs

live art performance schedule


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