Exhibition: MICHELE DEL CAMPO - URBAN CHIC
MICHELE DEL CAMPO - URBAN CHIC
11/09/08 - 03/10/08
First solo show in London. New Paintings of observations of people in everyday city and holiday mode.
"In my paintings I construct a reality based on decontextualized mundane scenes of young and attractive people in urban settings. A reality that goes beyond the capture of an instant but seeks to express, in more general terms, the notion of a 'globalised' urban youth according to their idealised vision of themselves. This concept is materialized in their attitudes, how they occupy the place, the way they stand or sit, showing the confidence they have in their own body, always dressed with fashionable clothes. The environments in which they appear are just hints of the world they live in, often personalised by their intervention, like in the case of graffiti or tags, but never a mere description of a particular place or city."