Artwork: Jem Perucchini, Senza titolo (Costellazioni) (Untitled (Constellations) (2020). Oil on linen, 40 x 30 cm.
About the artist and the work: Jem Perruchini (b. 1998)is an Italian artist of Ethiopian heritage based in Milan. His artistic research focuses on the history of art, images of various cultures, and connections between different cultures. His recent paintings include a series of portraits of historic Italians of African descent, made for Vogue Italia, paintings of the Stele of Axum, as well as works that engage Greek and Roman mythology. The first program of Costellazione was dedicated to his work, Senza titolo (Costellazioni), 2020, whose complex references to Giotto, David Hockney, St. Paul, the artist's Ethiopian heritage, as well as classical painting and chance procedures, offer a constellation of cultural, temporal, and artistic resonances for us to consider. Artist's Instagram.
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