WIDE ANGLE - Artists: Nadia Galbiati, Enrico Pietracci
Address: Allerstr 38, 12049 Berlin
Date: 23rd June - 23rd July 2021
Time: 11 - 18
Nadia Galbiati, sculptress from Milan, bases her research on the study of angles in contemporary architecture, and their fundamental role to define a physical space, placing the as foundation of the relationship between empty space and material. Her sculptures are the synthetic result of the analytic observation of these angles, in relation to the volumes and lines in urban spaces and architectures - with a predilection for the rational architecture of the 1930s. By reinterpreting the urban landscape and the macro-structures of buildings into sculptures and engraved metal plates of relatively small dimensions, Galbiati creates a new type of space - slightly reminding of El Lissitzky and the Bauhaus and constructivist movements - where the viewer becomes suddenly aware of the Taoist balance between full and empty, solid and aery.
The Berlin based photographer Enrico Pietracci will present pieces from his series of urban photo-extrapolations of clear neoplastic influence. By stretching a few pixels of his wide-angle photographs of buildings of Berlin, Pietracci ends up creating strong images where - like in the De Stijl moment - the fundamental principle of the geometry of the straight line, square, and rectangle, combined with a strong asymmetry, with the predominant use of pure plain colors, and the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective forms and lines, rule undisputed. The plain colored surface of the stretched pixels creates a fascinating contrast with the many details of the purely photographic elements, rich of traces of humanity, transporting the work on to a cyber-metaphysical level.
Nadia Galbiati born in 1975, she graduates as Sculptress at the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan in 1999. Since then, she took part in several art fairs and exhibitions in Italy, and won several art prizes. Her works are in various Italian public and private collections. Wide Angle is her first exhibition in outland. She lives and works in Milan.
Enrico Pietracci, born in Porto S. Giorgio (Italy), graduated in stage design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He is living and working in Berlin since 1994.
The creative work of Enrico Pietracci represents the result of a long-lasting study of experimental elaborations of an expressive form, created by the dynamic fusion between “performative” and “visual” art, by moving bodies and graphic-pictorial traces. This “fusion” has led to the creation of a special esthetic, expressed in the immediacy of dynamic actions and implemented in the interaction between the visual artist and his subjects, which in this case are dancers and performers. As a photographer, he has participated in several personal and collective exhibitions in Germany, France and Italy.