The Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea Gallery is proud to announce the Italian solo show of the Argentinian artist Nina Surel. The wide selection of works – set up in the suggestive San Matteo church and in the gallery’s spaces – comprehends some of them from the new series Madonna with Child and Byzantine, beyond other works of great dimensions and characterized by the accurate fusion of materials.
In these paintings the mixed media pushed to their limits configure a strategy oriented to blur the boards between reality and fiction, through the stratification of techniques – photography, painting, digital intervention, assemblage – and of objects: porcelain, buttons, dresses, jewelry. The accumulation confers to these artworks a peculiar and steep trait of decadence, obsession; the artist becomes the object and the subject of this transformation – a material among the materials -, playing the roles of the different characters within the narrative and constantly changing her features.
The overload lets the works protrude always, with bravery and audacity, their identity towards the kingdom of kitsch, gaining the creation of perturbing worlds that challenge the viewer: duplication, reproduction, mirroring are the main functions of this process.
The resin freezes all the elements and relationships, draining on figures landscapes objects as a wrap: the artificial balance of the levels has definitively crystallized in time and space.