FUN 4 KIDS | Claudia Giraudo, Lene Kilde, Sabrina Milazzo, Valeria Vaccaro
SABRINA MILAZZO (Turin, Italy, 1975) presents us with a new series of her high resolution oil canvases, where the Disney characters that have fed the imaginations of the last few generations seem to melt onto backgrounds of inflamed and luminous colours, in a kind of uneasy moment of transit between the age of innocence and that of awareness. And the point of equilibrium between childhood and adolescence is also the fulcrum of the works by CLAUDIA GIRAUDO (Turin, Italy, 1974), who brings to the exhibition a selection of her gentle and ambiguous characters, somewhat fairy-like, sometimes dressed as if for a masked ball or a pirouette at the circus, often engaged in a mysterious conversation with their guide animal. VALERIA VACCARO (Turin, Italy, 1988) returns to the gallery with a new series of sculptures that both enchant and deceive us, works in which nothing is as it seems and where the preciousness of the marble is disguised in the simplicity of the wood to then mimic combustion, symbol of the constant transformation of reality. Here too the protagonists are toys that by now have become part of history, like the slender articulated Pinocchio that all of us have held at least once or like the cardboard animal silhouettes with which we invented small zoos in our bedroom; and then there are the coloured pencils with which children draw their dreams. Finally for the Norwegian sculptor LENE KILDE (Rælingen, Norway, 1981), who here makes her PUNTO SULL’ARTE debut, the toy is not an historical protagonist, but an accessory in the hands of a child whom she shows to us through details: shown faceless but with the little feet firmly planted on the ground and the little hand firmly grasping the object of their attention. Created from metal mesh and concrete, particularly fascinating for the contrast that she creates between the visible parts – extremely realistic – and those which are invisible, Kilde’s sculptures are as light as drawings just sketched on the page, dreamy and vaguely melancholy.
Published on 25/02/2022