Moneyless at BC Gallery in Berlin
Italian artist Moneyless is about to make his debut in Germany, with a new solo exhibition at the Berlin based BC Gallery. Known for his impressive geometric based art which fuses elements of graffiti culture with fine art, Moneyless will be presenting a new body of work under the title Fragmentations for his first ever solo show in Germany. The Italian was recently in Australia, taking part in the Public 2015 street art festival in Perth, where he completed a couple of new murals and he also took part in the impressive Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Show in March of this year. BC Gallery recently presented the beautiful A Stranger in the Garden exhibition by Saddo.
Fragmentations of Moneyless
The new body of work to be presented in Fragmentations marks a dramatic transformation in the visual imagery of Moneyless. Within the geometric artworks produced by the Italian artist, the circle has always been an important element of the compositions and could regularly be viewed in both his street art and studio based artworks. Fragmentations has taken Moneyless on an artistic journey, involving the deconstruction of the circle symbol and reinventing it, making the artworks more dynamic in the process. Where previously the works were constrained by the circumference of the circle, containing the energy, now they have broken free of their confines. By breaking the circle into fragments and reinventing them, Moneyless has created a new body of work which invites the viewer in and urges them to be part of the creative process. The aim of the new artworks being presented at BC Gallery is to release the energy of the paintings into the surrounding space, encouraging the human eye to take the lines apparent in the works and to subconsciously continue them beyond the boundaries of the physical painting, into the spaces beyond.
The artistic journey that Moneyless has taken for his debut German exhibition was also aired in his recent trip to Australia. Public 2015 street art festival was witness to two new murals, one featuring the distinctive signature overlapping circles format, the other, as can be seen in the images, displaying the fragment concept which has resulted in the new body of works. Fragmentations finds the artist making geometric deconstructions, literally tearing up his geometric designs and reassembling them into new compositions, using a technique of paper strips on cardboard as can be seen in Fragmentations 01 and Fragmentations 04. However, the recognisable form of the circle still makes an appearance in some of the compositions, as with Fragmentations 02, but has evolved in a process that is common to the work of Moneyless. Fragmentations at BC Gallery is a successful transformation into new physical and conceptual themes for the artworks of the Italian artist, a brave move from the circular and geometric imagery we have come to expect and one that is sure to lead to further transformations in the work.
Fragmentations by Moneyless opens at BC Gallery, Berlin, on 14th May, 2015 and runs through until 27th June, 2015. Opening reception in the presence of the artist is on 14th May, 2015, 6-10pm.
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Main feature images: Fragmentations 01. Paper Strips on Cardboard. 70×98 cm & Fragmentations 04. Paper Strips on Cardboard. 51×73 cm. / Images from the opening of the exhibition.
All images courtesy of BC Gallery, Berlin.