Exhibition - Disrupted Drawings, September 20, 2017, 6-9 pm mhPROJECT, 142 2nd Street, New York

Disrupted Drawings, a showcase of works by Giuseppe De Mattia, curated by Vasco Forconi, in the special viewing space at 142 2nd Street, East Village, New York. On the occasion of his first solo show in the United States, the artist will present a new body of drawings made during his brief stay in New York. Giuseppe De Mattia’s approach is divided between rigorous seriousness and radical bamboozlement. With no studio and determined to produce an entire show in a very short time, he directs his focus on an understated, non-spectacular New York City consisting of everyday and ordinary objects, which he studies and explores searching for the supporting materials – advertising posters turned into drawing sheets – and the potential subjects of his own production. The use of modest materials and techniques that allow a fast execution of the drawing is an explicit processual choice but also an amused response to such a condition of instability, an act of resistance by the artist who chooses the path of production at all costs. In continuation with his latest research, De Mattia uses drawing as a means to shift away from his reliance on the photographic medium, essential in the first stages of his practice, and seeks a more direct relationship with the material and with the physical and performative gesture behind the production of an image. The sheet of paper, always lying on the floor, becomes a playground in which the artist confronts his authorship – intended as the capacity to control and to attribute meaning – with the laws of chance that he constantly implies during the production process of the image itself. The core of his “poetry of poor objects” is the observation and recovery of neglected objects, worn away by the passing of time or discarded from the production processes, employing ever-changing transfigurative and projective practices, giving the objects a new meaning and preserving their intrinsic memory.

Exhibition - Hen-House / Sponge Arte Contemporanea

disegni vigliacchi #1 - escrementi, terra e  carbone su carta in pura cellulosa

disegni vigliacchi #2 - carta copiativa su carta in pura cellulosa


Sponge ArteContemporanea

Hen-House un progetto di Mattia Pajè

con Mimì Enna, Marco Casella, Marcello Tedesco, Irene Fenara, Daniele Pulze, Francesca Bertazzoni, Filippo Marzocchi, Giuseppe De Mattia

a cura di Stefano Volpato

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