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For our July focus, we will once again direct our attention towards Looking For Art Gallery, one of Milan’s youngest art hubs, a hatchery of a variety of new personas within’ our contemporary art scene. Within this gallery’s roster we will be taking a closer look to the works of three artists: Pietro Tagliabue, Ivan Bossoni and Marco Ceruti.

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Born in 1988, Pietro Tagliabue followed the footsteps of his family tradition, particularly the ones of his grandfather Pietro Crescini, a widely recognized architect who was involved in many beautiful projects like the one of the Piccolo Teatro Strehler in Milan. After his studies at the Beato Angelico Art Institute (Milan), Tagliabue began his career by participating to a number of art prizes and exhibitions, focusing on his emergence and on the activation of his own personal language. Speaking of his visual research, Pietro Tagliabue creates an aesthetic that reminds us of something metaphysical, timeless and mysterious; a variety of symbolic compositions which are placed within a dark and aery setting, creating for the viewer a somewhat enigmatic presence to observe and unveil. 


Jack Frost by Pietro Talgiabue. Courtesy Looking For Art Gallery. 


The second identity we would like to focus on, is the one of Ivan Bossoni. Class 1995, formed at the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, Bossoni has begun to research his own distinctive feature by focusing on his image and his personal features. Coming from a more figurative and compositive background, Bossoni developed a sense of attraction towards a more minimalist and conceptual approach to the canvas. Working mainly on his aesthetic appearance, and specifically on the features that define his “self-portrait”, Ivan Bossoni tries to communicate to the viewer by speaking of the vast and incalculable world of the human mind and soul; using his portrait as a symbol of a more generalised human feature, which is in some way the outside feature of one’s internal world. 


Malinconica Trasmutazione by Ivan Bossoni. Courtesy Looking For Art Gallery. 


The third and last artistic persona we shall direct our attention to, goes by the name Marco Ceruti, a former graphic and stage designer who studied at the Brera Fine Arts Academy, before focusing his research on a more painterly aesthetic. Colourful and strongly influenced by both the Pop-culture and the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic, Ceruti points his visual studies towards a figurative and glamorous outcome. Defining himself as a Pop-Raphaelite, Marco Ceruti aims to speak to viewer about the ancient values connected to mythology, while trying to communicate them through a language that finds its roots within the world of advertising and signage. By doing so, Ceruti wishes to translate the significance of past tales and stories into a more contemporary setting and vocabulary. 


Gaia, Madre Terra by Marco Ceruti. Courtesy Looking For Art Gallery. 


Within out vivid Italian setting, it is important to look for art within new identities and atypic vocabularies, trying to understand the significance that lies under our capacity to listen to each of the “other” personal voice tones and languages. The aim must always be to gain a better knowledge of the vast number of personas that gravitate in our metropolitan underworld. 


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Cover image: Foucault by Pietro Tagliabue. Courtesy Looking For Art Gallery. 

Written by MS

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