Fiorentina De Basi shows her adoration for street art through mixed media photography. Putting together unlikely images commenting on society through urban goggles if you will. Her works are inspired by other artist she calls revolutionaries, to whom she pays homage in the series. Join us in the opening reception of "ASKEW".
We will be celebrating her 5 museum tour after the reception at Boucarou where we will be showing digital projections of all her work.Complimentary drinks & Dinner menu available.
64 E 1st St (1st & 1st)
Fiorentina De Biasi was born in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy). She studied at DAMS (Department of Art Music and Entertaining) at Bologna University. She graduated in 1999. After experimenting with painting, she is now performing photo collage. Each image that emerges seems to recount continuous journey between urban scenarios and contemporary mitography where the distance and detachment of any photographic souvenir have been broken in pieces and liberally and uninterruptedly recomposed and rearranged. The observer's sight and the photographic reproduction become vision, a fractured and oblique vision, so deep as to reveal possible senses and ulterior meanings. As a result, when looking at these frames, it is not uncommon to experience the same astonished feeling the Kublai Khan had when receiving Marco Polo and his descriptions of the fantastic and invisible cities.(Mario Tartaglione)
Previous exhibits included but are not limited to:
2008 - 2009 - "Sonic Self" - Focusing on music inspired artwork and traveling to
five museums worldwide including the Chelsea Museum
(summer 2008), Museums in Poland (2) and Bangalore,
India, and The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2007 - "The Walls Belong to Us", Diesel, SoHo, N.Y., N.Y.
"Love is in the Air", Studio d'ARS, Milan, Italy
Art For Freedom, (Auction) NYC.
2004 - Chelsea Market - Animal Magazine Group Show
Galleria III Millenio, Venice, Italy
Pool Art Fair, NYC. (The Scene Gallery)
Scope Art Fair, NYC. (The Scene Gallery)