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Vortex #5








45.5 x 41 cm
17.91 x 16 in


1200,00 €

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  • About the work

The artwork, part of OPIEMME's latest solo show at Burning Giraffe Art Gallery, is a mixed media (tempera, spray and wooden letters) on wood panel, signed and dated on the back by the artist. It comes with its certificate of authenticity released by the gallery and signed by the artist.

The artwork draws inspiration from genetist and scientific communicator Giuseppe Sermonti's intuition that primordial's alphabets and forms of writing were born from the observation of the constellations. OPIEMME depicts colorful stars in the black sky, bursting with letters which begin their voyage into space towards Earth, as the alphabet derives from the stars.

Daniele Tozzi (2017), Words into shapes – The graphic art of calligram, Monsa Pubblications
Elena Paloscia (2016), Vortex, Matlisko (Ravenna edition’s catalog)
Francesco Scopellitti (2016), La via dell’agave, Matlisko (cover)
Nicholas Ganz (2015), Street messages, Dokument Press Distribution
Luca Beatrice (2015), Imago Mundi Praestigium Italia I Contemporary artist from Italy, Fabrica
Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón (2014), Cuestiones Métricas. La Rima y el Estribillo, Punto Rojo Libros S.L.
Elena Cornacchione (2013), Parole che si fanno strada,La Caravella Editrice
Luca Beatrice (2011), Km 011. Arti a Torino. 1995-2011, Allemandi
Opiemme (2009), Sette, Prospettiva Editrice (narrative)
Opiemme (2003), Sfioraci, Prospettiva Editrice (poems)

About the Artist

, Italy

Since 1998 Opiemme is looking for new ways of presenting poetry. The artist’s poetics is known to get in touch the visual art world with the one of literature, with references to visual poetry and street poetry actions.
Opiemme has been defined as the “poet of street art”, for his public art interventions, installations, calligrams and collective performances used for bringing verses in the street. Poetry becomes a medium for painting new images, and images become words for writing new poetry. Opiemme’s search explores poetry through social themes. By transforming words into colour and images. He allows his works to be interpreted two-dimensionally in a way in which letters simultaneously become its content and depth. Images to be read and words to be looked at – with a political mindset and yet without bias – Opiemme’s works speak of freedom, justice, civil ethics and respect towards nature: art without boundaries which dreams of hope. His work starts from poetry and moves towards a contamination with visual arts, and it contains a constant renewal of communicative urgencies.

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Turin, Via Eusebio Bava 8/a

Burning Giraffe Art Gallery (BUG) is an exhibition space devoted to the promotion of young talented artists, founded in June 2014, in Turin, Italy BUG was born from the desire of showing – literally – the skills and creativity of a group of young artists of great talent that, for reasons which have nothing to do with their skills and the conceptual stre...

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