IRENE BALIA E ROBERTO FANARI

Una spiaggia solitaria (2021); acrylic on canvas; 40x50cm
Una spiaggia solitaria (2021); acrylic on canvas; 40x50cm
Irene Balia (Italy, 1985; lives and works in Milan). Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sassari in 2009, in 2013 her first solo-show at Circoloquadro in Milan, selected for the CO.CO.CO. Contemporary Contest Como Prize (Michetti Award), and the Lissone Prize in 2014. In 2017 she produced a site-specific mural at the Cittadella degli Archivi in Milan. In 2019 the group show ar Castello di Oldofredi, curated by Casa Testori. In 2020 her artistic residency at Fondazione MACC in Calasetta, a group show at Museo Nivola (Back_Up | Giovane Arte in Sardegna) in Orani, and at Galleria Macca in Cagliari, Sardinia. She was part of Enzo Cannaviello’s project “New Italian Painting”. Her work is part of public and private collections, both national and international. In her works she recreates a domestic environment, a calm and static space of intimacy and the feeling of an expanded moment. The paintings are transformed into frames, pieces of a personal sphere which distance themselves from the time dimension, becoming unattainable. Everything is rebuilt through geometry and embroidery. There is no spatial perspective but only an emotional dimension, a dreamlike and symbolic feel. 


Roberto Fanari (Italy, 1984; lives and works in Milan). graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sassari in 2009, his work has been exhibited in several Institutions and galleries, both national and international, among which Museo MAN (Nuoro), Museo Nivola (Orani), Palazzo della Regione (Cagliari), Studio d'Arte Cannaviello (Milan), M&K Gallery (Linz), Esentai Gallery (Almati). In 2013 he is selected for the Michetti Award, and in 2014 for the Talent Prize with a show at Casa dell'Architettura in Rome. In 2016 his work is exhibited in “Ecce Homo - Da Marino Marini a Mimmo Paladino. La scultura di figura nell'arte italiana dal secondo dopoguerra ad oggi”, curated by Flavio Arensi, at the Mole in Ancona, and in 2017, together with the photographer Pietro Masturzo, he produced a site-specific work for the foyer of Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan. In 2018 at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro with the installation “Galerie des glaces” for the project “Le Stanze di Proust”, curated by Flavio Arensi. His work is part of public and private collections, both national and international.
Il Bevitore | Spinaro (2021); cataforesis coated iron wire; 76x175x50cm | 103x78x75cm
Il Bevitore | Spinaro (2021); cataforesis coated iron wire; 76x175x50cm | 103x78x75cm

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