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Galleria d'arte La Fonderia presents More than human, a group exhibition that will be inaugurated on Saturday 26 November at 6.00 p.m. in the Florentine gallery premises in via della Fonderia 42R.
The aim of this exhibition is to underline how the research carried out by the Gallery, through the exhibitions and the artists involved, is actually related to the question: what value do we give to our form of existence when we try to understand the dimensions of the internal and external worlds that surround us? Each of us searches for our identity essence within ourselves and in the contexts, we experience on a daily basis. We are thinking beings who cannot stop at just the appearance of things: the investigation that we individually have to conduct will bring more questions and doubts, but it is in delving into each one that we will be able to bring out our individuality as human beings.

Through Leopoldo Innocenti, Claudio Cionini, Skim and James Vega, we will be able to dwell on the relationship between the individual and his interaction with the outside world.

Leopoldo Innocenti, with an alchemic manner and a painting close to Central European expressionism, studies the interactions between colours and interpersonal relationships, the instinctivity and interiority of man, with his most intimate and tormented sides. Layers of images, extrapolated from one's own experience or from the innermost corners of the psyche, come to life in the natural world. Claudio Cionini, on the other hand, emphasises with his metropolises how the human dimension has become our new natural habitat: the apparent absence of the human being, which is nevertheless perceived, in frenetic cities that actually develop precisely as a function of his constant presence. Skim's works transport us into a reality made up of captivating and vivid colours that enclose an urban world composed of ties and communication, where external and lived interactions on city walls find their new existence on canvases in which to get lost in search of details and hidden meanings. James Vega pursues an expressive study of faces and the human figure from which emerge the feelings, sometimes darker, often concealed, with which we find ourselves living. He paints on recycled supports, experimenting with a language that connects themes of life, death and nature, giving the possibility of immersing oneself in a reflective nostalgia that searches for the intrinsic meaning of being and becoming human. Leonardo Moretti's research focuses on wanting to connect and at the same time distinguish relational attitudes focused on the outside and the inside of oneself, highlighting through the three colours black, red and blue - superficiality, passion and memory - the relationships of appearance and truth with which the human being in his being as a social animal lives in conflict.

Instead, in investigating the behavioural essence of the human being, we will be led through this analysis by A-criticArt, Fulvio Leoncini, Andrea De Ranieri and Matteo Moni.

With A-criticArt, through a pop matrix, we approach an art where pathological personality disorders are analysed, whose technical choice is linked to the idea that a subject's personality is composed of numerous variables and factors that interact and intertwine like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. In his works, Fulvio Leoncini confronts us with the close link between madness and normality, where the marks left on the surface enclose healed wounds with surgical finesse. The matured and accumulated pains are hidden to make room for an apparent serenity: what we see coming out of Leoncini's works is an acknowledgement of these wounds which, thus exorcised, bring light into the shadows.

It is now well known how each of us presents ourselves to others through screens, and masks resulting from personal experiences and external influences. Andrea De Ranieri reflects on this theme by overturning the custom: it is only by wearing a mask that we can show ourselves to the world and be free to be ourselves.

Matteo Moni takes us back to brutality, to a sometimes frightening cruelty. The feelings that arise from his oils are the fear of accepting that what we have in front of us is actually the manifestation of an animal state of mind repressed within us: primordial instincts, emotions out of control, in a time and space that do not belong to us but for which we feel an ancient and obscure familiarity.

Marco Ferri and Antonio Cugnetto will present a vision with more playful and ironic tones. Marco Ferri starts with the importance of play and builds his works around it by layering various materials. Rhythmic modules full of childlike innocence, punctuate the times of the stories narrated, in order to savour the emotional aspects and rediscover a more intimate and welcoming feeling. And always on the basis of irony and playfulness, Antonio Cugnetto composes his sculptural works by giving new life to discarded materials, re-proposing ironic situations that do not stray far from the feelings and problems of modern man. The smile that arises spontaneously in front of his characters leads to reflection on a lightness that we often forget we can use while we find ourselves in more difficult situations from which we do not know how to get out.

In the inner room of the Gallery, on the other hand, a focus on Visual Poetry will be exhibited, in particular on the Florentine Group 70, to give voice and visualise those thoughts that often remain to wait to receive a form of their own, with works by Lamberto Pignotti, Luciano Ori, Eugenio Miccini, Lucia Marcucci and Giuseppe Chiari, anticipating an exhibition that will be held in the Gallery in 2023, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the group's birth.