Lì dove nascono le forme del vento
16/01 – 28/02/2020
16/01 – 28/02/2020
Otto Zoo presents Lì dove nascono le forme del vento, a solo show, the first in the gallery by Stefano Comensoli and Nicolò Colciago.
The two artists work and express themselves with a single voice through a deep process of transformation and dialogue about and with material: pieces of waste from abandoned areas, the peripheries and building sites, on which time and humanity have undertaken processes of corrosion, demolition, and abandonment. Observation and exploration are at the heart of the visual and poetic vocabulary of the two artists who, by way of constant practice of traversing the landscape, search for a shift of the gaze in favour of a sensitive image. The object is directly removed from its context, worked on and given back to us with a narrative that changes its perspective and opens up new possibilities of vision.
In the show at the Otto Zoo gallery, Stefano Comensoli and Nicolò Colciago develop a body of heterogeneous works where the surfaces and volumes expand in the various directions of the space. Floors become landscapes and tubes become lines, in a dialogue between fullness and emptiness. A large aerial sculpture overarches the room, accompanied by a series of pictures made with materials (linoleum, packing strap, glass, bitumen) that indicate furrows, shadings, flows, and sculptures which, assembled by techniques of arrangement, search for a fusion of density and lightness. An experimental approach for publishing and printing is integrated by the artists in their way of working: archive images, graphic marks, and stories come together in a book that will be presented on a specific date during the show.
The synergical union between materials and images recreates an atmosphere of contrasts aimed at tracing out a map of emotions and interior places that translate experiences and depths.
Stefano Comensoli (Milan, 1990) and Nicolò Colciago (Garbagnate Milanese, 1988) have worked and researched together since 2014 and are the co-founders of the art project spazienne. Among their latest shows and projects are Multiverso (2019), a solo show held at megazzino; Toccare un dito con il cielo (2019) curated by Spazio 1b for the 11th Biennale dell’Immagine, Chiasso; and Piccolo Esercito (2018, still in progress), a traveling project for the public spaces of Milano, in collaboration with Annika Pettini and AlterD. They have taken part in such art residencies as The Useless Land, curated by Sofia Comi and Elda Maresca in collaboration with Lajoneart; and Dislivello, created for Progetto Borca with Dolomiti Contemporanee (Gianluca D’Inca Levis and Giovanna Repetto).