Gianluca Maver – Zsolt Jozsef Simon: Natural Forms

NATURAL FORMS
20th October – 18th November 2011
Foro Buonaparte 46, Milano

RB Contemporary from 20 October to 18 November 2011 for the first time at Foro Buonaparte 46 in Milan, the exhibition FORME NATURALI with photographs by Gianluca Maver and sculptures by Zsolt Jozsef Simon.

This is a research already started and spread starting from the observation of nature: the first effort is to guard the continuous change and evolve naturally.

Gianluca Maver, Italian photographer, presents a series of shots, entitled Web_2010, which also portrays large sizes of spider webs, decontextualizing them from very white backgrounds. The subject forgives the recognizability, it makes a graphic sign, the white is essential black transmit effectively the levity and the fragility of the spiderwebs.

We find the same fragility in the ceramics of Zsolt Jozsef Simon, a Hungarian artist and ceramist whose sculptures defy gravity with their angular and very thin appendages. They evoke petals, flowers, shells, natural forms but do not portray anything of this: they are the externalization of movement, the continuous metamorphosis of nature conveyed inside the ceramic. In the works of both the dominant color is white because it allows us to grasp the essentiality of things, letting the form dominate and define itself.

The arched and aerial webs of Maver interact with the space invading it and involving the viewer in an atmosphere of enchantment and amazement that leads to observe every detail, every detail of a reality so familiar but at the same time unknown. The same space that interests Simon: space in which to move and space that penetrates inside its acrobatic sculptures. Interesting as the pointed and almost impalpable tentacles invite you to approach the work making it discover smooth and soft interiors.

If we observed Simon sculpting it would almost surprise him to dance and manipulate the pottery helping it to find its shape and making it overcome its own static limit. In this exhibition, photographs and sculptures interpenetrate inviting a reflection on nature that amazes and enchants by gently imposing their presence. The exhibition will be open to the public from October 20th to November 18th 2011.

Gianluca Maver, Web_2010#10, Montevarchi, 2011. Lambda print on dibond. cm 118x93. Ed. 3+1 p.a.
Zsolt Jozsef Simon, Porcelain, 1310°C reduction
Zsolt Jozsef Simon, Porcelain, 1310°C reduction
Zsolt Jozsef Simon, Porcelain, 1310°C reduction, cm 37x37x28
Gianluca Maver, Web_2010#11a, Montevarchi, 2011. Lambda print on dibond. cm 118x93. Ed. 3+1 p.a.
Gianluca Maver, Web_2010#9, Montevarchi, 2011. Lambda print on dibond. cm 118x93. Ed. 3+1 p.a.
Gianluca Maver, Web_2010#1, Montevarchi, 2010. Lambda print on dibond. cm 118x93. Ed. 3+1 p.a.