ALCHEMICA | Annalù
After having exhibited in metropolises around the world (from Miami to Singapore, from Hong Kong to Dubai, from Bruxelles to Montecarlo – just to name a few), ANNALÙ returns to the PUNTO SULL’ARTE Gallery in Varese for her new and long-awaited solo show – Opening reception November, Saturday 26th from 5pm to 8pm. The Artist will be present.
Annalù is one the most well-known Italian artist of her generation, especially for her research that combines the beauty of the materials chosen with a strain to abstraction of great aesthetic and conceptual strength and absolutely contemporary.
For the exhibition “ALCHEMICA” Annalù will present a selection of her iconic fibreglass creations (Dreamcatcher, Fukinagashi, Books), together with unexhibited works in 3D printing and in NFT format.
An exhibition that seeks to take stock of the Venetian artist’s entire artistic journey and present the new paths she has undertaken in recent years.
Her shapes are metamorphic, imaginary architectures, which are lyrical and evocative, created with an almost alchemical process through which glass, synthetic resins, papers and other materials merge to mold a magma which is dense but, at the same time, transparent, light and equally resistant.
Amongst her most iconic and powerful artworks, the Dreamcatchers that seem to be generated by an explosion, “an explosion which however disperses without ever deflagrating – as written by the art curator Angelo Crespi – the embedded centrifugal force finds a balance in the centripetal force, so that one’s glance is compelled to the outer and, falling back, the inner, in a continuous struggle between concentration and dissipation, an ocular motion intensified by the whirling progress of the elements which hold it in fragile equilibrium, butterflies and leaves, first in an intense colour, towards the centre, and then always more rarefied at the edges.”
In all Annalù‘s artworks resist unbearable lightness, the transparency, the material that seems to breath, the sublime yet concrete liquidity: characteristics that permit the artist to give a lyrical and dreamlike character to her works, the trees of the bonsai series “shaken by the wind” and “weeping” (Fukingashi and Kengai), Liquid flowers, or even Light discs and Water books.
The common element is that of the fibreglass resinglass, Annalù’s preferred material, able to recall water, biographical element from which the artist draws constant inspiration, stopping, however, its inherent fleetingness, and this is where the game is played out between time and eternity, being and becoming, chaos and organic beauty, nature and artificiality. A sort of antiphrastic desire to keep opposites together seems to be the end of an operation, only in aesthetic appearance, in reality of great metaphysical intensity.
Lastly, derived from the willingness to experiment that has marked Annalù’s career, some works have become NFTs, but they are not simple video repurposing of the sculptures, but a conceptual expansion of them, as the digital transposition allows for a further dream narrative.
The exhibition is accompanied by a BILINGUAL CATALOGUE created by PUNTO SULL’ARTE containing curator Angelo Crespi’s critical text and the reproduction of the exhibited artworks.