When he’s not helping run the multinational medical supply company Technomed, Mauro De Iorio spend his time learning about, looking at, and purchasing fine art. He’s built a notable collection for himself along the way, including pieces by giants like Olafur Eliasson. Here, the discerning connoisseur shines some light on the pieces he’ll be looking out for at the newest iteration of Granpalazzo, open May 28 and 29 in the Palazzo Rospigliosi in Zagarolo (outside of Rome).
The more works I see by Daniele Milvio the more I am convinced that he is one of the most interesting among today’s Italian young artists. I love the slightly disquieting oneiric atmospheres of his works and the presence of recurring symbolic objects that I have still to understand. His characters look somewhat sinister, with those eyes and those tapered hands and heads. In this painting in particular, this feeling is heightened by the closeness with the fish, they too with tapered heads. I am quite intrigued by the whole thing.
In this piece by Piotr Lakomy I like the use of industrial honeycomb aluminum wire mesh as if it were a canvas, and the painting-like effect obtained using a succession of weldings that frame the picture and design a large “L” in the middle.
I love Brian Kokoska’s dazed and somewhat Cubist paintings, with their infantile traits and sharp strokes. I find this painting very pleasing and relaxing. It fills me with optimism.
I love sculptures in general, especially when they’re made of white gypsum. This overturned column by Armando Andreade Tudela looks like an archaeological finding poking out of the ground, but its structure is quite modern, almost technological. Is it an artefact of a society from the past or from the future?
The main features of this photograph by Anna Barham consist of the changing colors of the background which looks like the aurora borealis, and the presence (in the foreground) of a filter divided into three sections, a clear one at the centre and two on the sides with black spots that remind me of slides as seen through an electron microscope. It’s a mixture of emotion and science.
This is a delicately erotic painting by Catherine Parsonage that reminds me of a female body lying on the white sand so her profile stands out against a dark blue sky. Summer!
Andrea Kwas loves color and his works are a blend of sculpture and painting. What I especially like in this piece is the jelly-like, almost liquid material that he has used. Although designed to be displayed on the floor, I would love to see its effect on a wall.