Double Page (of Frogs and Flowers)

June 24, 2016 – September 3, 2016
Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig
Spinnereistrasse 7. Halle 5. 04179 Leipzig

Samorì’s works often refer to 17th century painting. His still lifes, portraits and landscapes develop over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. But Samorì withholds the “finished” painting from us and destroys the image surface and attacks it with palette-knifes, diluent or his bare hands. Physicalness and the body are most important for Samorì’s paintings. By focusing on the materiality and artificiality of the image, Samorì questions the classical represenation and the painting itself.
This is the first solo exhibition of Nicola Samorì at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Leipzig. His new works were made exclusively for this exhibition, which will take place from June 24 until September 3, 2016. Samorì’s works were already exhibited in national as well as international exhibitions: for example at the Kunsthalle Tübingen in 2012 and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone in 2014. In 2015, he was one of the artists exhibiting in the „Codice Italia“ exhibition in the Italian Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia.
Nicola Samorì (born 1977 in Forli, Italy), lives and works in Bagnacavallo, Italy.

Opening: Friday, June 24, 6 – 9pm
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
Spinnereistraße 7 . Halle 5 . D – 04179 Leipzig
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