On the occasion its fourth exhibition, unosolo, the project room of 1/9unosunove, presents the first solo show in Italy by English artist Oliver Clegg (1980, Guilford, UK).
The broad range of materials and techniques employed by Oliver Clegg is permeated by a mastery of traditional techniques which guarantees his artworks harmony and balance. From paintings to etchings, from carvings to embroideries, the production of Oliver Clegg is characterized by the use of non-artistic materials as new unusual surfaces, such as art school drawing boards, Victorian cupboards doors, Edwardian hankerchiefs, pages from old diaries and books.
This particular stylistic choice harmonizes under a common poetics all the contrasts littered in his works: surface and content, two and three-dimensionality, past and present, melancholy and aesthetic, description and synthesis, light and dark. Although lacking a real sense of narrative, the four artworks in the exhibition are conceived as an installation, both from a conceptual and a formal point of view: the materials and the subjects dialogue with each other forming a complex web of allusions and associations in which the subject becomes part of the surface thus dissolving the gap between the object and its representation.
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