iSculpture Gallery – San Gimignano & Casole d’Elsa is pleased to present
Simona Ragazzi: Beyond Time
Solo Exhibition: iSculpture Art Gallery Casole d’Elsa | September 20th – October 4th, 2014
Meet Art-Feed Art with Simona Ragazzi | September 19th, 2014
After two years since the first exhibition dedicated to Simona Ragazzi, iSculpture Gallery is pleased to present “Beyond Time. Finds of the twenty-first Century A.D.” that will be held at the new venue of Casole d’Elsa. From the reflection on the concept of duality, on the introspective dimension and the outward appearance that characterized the 2012 exhibition, titled “In & Out“, the artist now turns her attention to the analysis of certain archetypes of our globalized civilization.
The “findings” suggest attention and “love” for life: in particular those directly related to the daily dimension such as “Testa di ragazza” or “Scriba” heir to the thousand-year old Mediterranean tradition that has its roots in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
These art works by Simona Ragazzi are the mirror of a great vital and creative force. Made of different materials, from clay to bronze, they enclose a language rich of explicit iconographic citations. The Bolognese artist has developed an important work of semiotic research on the current art and culture. In fact, the works trace a direct line between the contemporary figurative codes and the archaic cultural elements by meditating on the relationship between past, present and future and by providing suggestions, readings and new narratives. These new archaeological works of Ragazzi reveal a high conceptual and communicative profile which intertwines the dimensions of time and space with sensitivity and humor.
In order to present the new artistic project even in the historic setting of San Gimignano, we have included a meeting with Simona Ragazzi in the project “Meet Art-Feed Art“, patronized by the Tuscan Region and the European Union. The event will take place September 19th at the Hotel Bel Soggiorno in San Gimignano and the theme will be “The ceramic vocabulary“.
Opening at iSculpture Gallery – Casole d’Elsa (SI): Saturday September 20th at 6.30 p.m.
Aperitif with the artist “Meet Art – Feed Art” at the Hotel Bel Soggiorno – San Gimignano (SI):
Friday, September 5th at 6.30 p.m.
News and info:
iSculpture Art Gallery,
Via Berignano 9,
53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 940207
Simona Ragazzi was born in Bologna in 1969 where she developed her artistic career. She graduated in Painting Techniques at the ISART and later in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine arts in Bologna. She exhibited in various private and public locations, participating in Biennials, Competitions and Art Fairs in Italy and abroad. Her art works are part of private and public collections all over the World.
iSculpture was established in 2012 by Francesca Cundari and Patrick Pii, with the aim to promote both young and successful Italian sculptors. Our attention is mostly focused on the research of the new borders of the Italian figurative arts. Updated in taste and in the concept of “beauty”, sculpture is perhaps the most complete art kind, in which matter and shape come together in a continuous challenge to renewal, without ever leaving a constant acquisition of consolidated parameters relating to balance and know-how. The works of our selected artists represent a significant example of contemporary Italian sculptural production in the field of ceramics, bronze, alabaster, wood, marble and iron. Tradition and modernity merge together in the 14th century architecture and the renovation works, facilitating a timeless dialogue between the art works and the spectator. Its first location in San Gimignano, is today joined by a further exhibiting space in Casole d’Elsa (SI), at the border between the provinces of Siena and Pisa, crossed by international cultural and artistic fervors since many years ago.