For his first solo show in Italy, French artist Bruno Botella (1976, living in Paris) will present a corpus of existing works, almost all from 2017, and two new creations specially made for the exhibition.
Featuring a strongly experimental spirit (both because he uses unusual materials and techniques, and he favors the process over the result), Botella's work is among the most original to have emerged on the French scene in recent years. Focused on sculpture, he subverts and reinvents traditional processes, combining provocation, humor and a subtle vein of cruelty. Among the works exhibited: plasticine mixed with psychotropic substances, which would cause anyone who models it to hallucinate; a sculpture immersed in an aquarium full of leeches that Botella modeled while feeding them with his own blood; a silicone mold of the artist's head with some of his hair stuck on it, a kind of bizarre and bloodless "scalp".
Bruno Botella, Qotrob, 2012 qotrob, polypropylene bag, 39×26×1,5 cm
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