Details of the exhibition
15 March 2012 - 31 May 2012
Thursday 15 March 2012 at 6.30 pm
+39 0461 982595
Via Marchetti, 17 Trento TN
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli of Trento opens “New Pollution”, the solo exhibition of Laurina Paperina will be a new overwhelming wave of spamming of “paperate”. Laurina Paperina is a young sarcastic artist, ironic and effervescent, as can be seen from the pseudonym chosen and from the presentation that makes of herself: “Laurina Paperina is a duck with a human head”. In his paintings, drawings, installations and animations he depicts the world filtering it with a glaring irony, captivating and intelligent, that does not judge. With a fragmentary narrative, typical of video clips, cartoons and SMS, synthetic, but straight to the point, he created a lively two-dimensional world with acid, bright and flat colors. The protagonists of his works are put to the sedan and buried by a sarcasm modulated and calibrated with skill, without modesty and false moralisms. Thanks to the taste for mockery and mockery mocks manias, tics and weaknesses of the subjects he portrays. Superheroes, for example, presented from an atypical point of view are mercilessly depicted full of flaws, vicious, clumsy, fattened, aged. Laurina Paperina affects everything that is taken too seriously, including sex. “Sexual things” are sexual drawings that arouse more laughter than embarrassment, as is evident in “Ninja Turtle in love”, “Hot dog” or “Bella topona cercasi”. In the “You are infected” period, she focused on contemporary phobias, such as the threat of viruses and environmental disasters. With a simple, direct and accessible language he then targeted rockstars, actors, TV and entertainment characters, monsters. “Braindead” is a project in which the artist gives his interpretation of the gray matter of famous people: Britney Spears is depicted shaved and with the void in the head, from the head of Pollock gushes out an explosion of colors, from the skull of Homer Simpson comes out instead a doughnut. Finally, with the usual light and lively style in “How to kill the artists”, he focuses on the masters of the contemporary cultural system, paradoxically depicting them killed at the hands of their own artistic creations. Jeff Koons is killed by the Pink Panther, Maurizio Cattelan is crushed by a meteorite, Takashi Murakami ends up devoured by his multicolored flowers. Laurina’s works, as well as in Italy and Europe, have been exhibited in San Francisco, New York and Miami, in South Africa, Japan and China. Catalog edited by Luca Beatrice, with essay by Yasha Wallin.