Exposition Art Blog

Piero Leddi - Symbols and Metaphors


 Piero Leddi (1930 –2016) was an Italian painter.
Born in San Sebastiano Curone, Alessandria, after moving to Tortona, Leddi became interested in painting, influenced by the works of Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo. In 1951 he moved to Milan, where he started working as a graphic designer. He held his first solo exhibitions in 1953 and in 1958.
Leddi's art mainly focused on the theme of the modern city, consisting of industrial landscapes, urban living interiors, cars and intellectual discussions. Another favorite, parallel theme was the decline of the archaic rural world, often symbolized by Fausto Coppi, the son of two farmers, whose story and tragic end was seen as a symbol of a peasant epic. His art was characterized by delicate colors, and he frequently used pastel colors, often mixed watercolor and tempera. In his works there was often a jumble of elements, which led to expressionistic results. Starting from the 1960s, he began to include in the compositions geometric themes of post-Cubist mold.Leddi died on 4 June 2016 in the Niguarda hospital in Milan because of the complications subsequent to the breakage of a femur. He was 85. Wikipedia





Senkichiro Nasaka - Gutai Group


 Senkichiro Nasaka (Japanese, 1923–2014)
"After studying art colleges, Senkichiro Nasaka enters the Kyoto City Painting University: encounters Kazuo Shiraga who is in the same class. Nasaka makes a career switch from Japanese painting to Oil painting in 1960s. It is until in 1965 that Nasaka presents his work to the 15th Gutai Art Echibition and becomes member of Gutai Art Association subsequently. During his Gutai period, there is a great change in the style from tableaux works influenced by Art Informel to hardedge imagery such as light art and kinetic art, which becomes representative style of the later Gutai. At Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground in 2013, Nasaka reproduces his past work made of aluminum tubes, which are running across the whole exhibition space like a scaffold. Nevertheless, the works from his early period of Gutai, characterized by nuanced marriage of various colors are particularly in high demand among collectors."(ocula.com)





Dirk Celis


 I’m making installations in studio and public area. Recently the CHPG(the chain of public galleries) was started up. I present my works in street and stores always at the same place.
People who are passing by can take those works with them for free.
mail dirk.celis@gmail.com
Telephone 003247792144


StarWalkers dancing through the curtain
Format : 60x40 cm


The Master of the Unknowning
Format : 30x21 cm


Locked in by black and white 1
Format: 30x21 cm
Locked in by black and white II
format 30x20cm
Locked in by black and white III
format 30x20cm


Locked in by black and white IV
format 30x20cm

Cellisti 1
Format 80x60 cm



Hedda Sterne - Surrealism & Abstract Expressionism


 Hedda Sterne (born Hedwig Lindenberg) was an artist best remembered as the only woman in a group of Abstract Expressionists known as "The Irascibles" which consisted of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and others. Sterne was, in fact, the only woman photographed with the group by Nina Leen for Life magazine in 1950. In her artistic endavors she created a body of work known for exhibiting a stubborn independence from styles and trends, including Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with which she is often associated.Sterne has been almost completely overlooked in art historical narratives of the post-war American art scene. At the time of her death, possibly the last surviving artist of the first-generation of the New York School, Hedda Sterne viewed her widely varied works more as in flux than as definitive statements. In 1944 she married Saul Steinberg the Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker.During the late 1940s she became a member of The Irascible Eighteen, a group of abstract painters who protested the Metropolitan Museum of Art's policy towards American painting of the 1940s and who posed for a famous picture in 1950; members of the group besides Sterne included: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko.(www.wikiart.org)