With “Fantasmagorie,” Matteo Cremonesi explores a semantic territory characterized by the presence of a series of heterogeneous works, paintings, and sculptures made with different materials. A collection of objects, artifacts, and images through which the author animates a universe of signs stretched between the expression of mediation between contemporary languages and imaginaries and the return of signs, narratives, and compositional practices linked to the ancestral universe.

Cremonesi’s work delves into profound themes of survival and the enigmatic resurgence of impressions, stories, and symbols, and their profound ability to be interwoven into the fabric of contemporary society.

As suggested by the title, Cremonesi’s work insinuates itself into an uncertain territory of apparitions and specters, where the echo of a peculiar pictorial tradition encounters the crossing of literary and cinematographic imaginaries characterized by a violent and distorting confrontation with modernity and its demands.

A Ballardian process in which the coexistence of material and imaginary elements gives rise to an archaeology of the present, through sculptures made by assembling discarded elements and bones found during excursions, a collection of blackened ceramic heads, casts of a silicone mask of Donald Trump used during the electoral campaign by his supporters, as well as through paintings that combine digitally printed images with a traditional painting behavior. This delineates a veritable environment in which each present element keeps reworking the previous work’s echo.

The exhibition is accompanied by texts by Mauro Folci and Bruno Muzzolini.

8 May, 24
6 Jul, 24
Matteo Cremonesi
via Guido Gozzano, 4, Milan