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Nosego Surreal Imagery Enlivened in Electric Breeze Exhibition in Rome

November 24, 2015
Anika Dačić graduated in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade and is currently pursuing MA in Literary and Cultural Studies. Her interests lie in social and cultural aspects of contemporary art production and she especially enjoys writing about street and urban art. Likes to knit, play adventure video games and host quiz nights at a local bar.

Is there a better way to conclude a full year of successful exhibition programming and enter the next than with a true celebration of artistic freedom and vivid imagination? The surreal imagery of the illustrious young artist Nosego seems like a perfect choice and you’ll be happy to know that the impressive line of Nosego’s recent works is coming to Italy. The Electric Breeze exhibition scheduled for the last week of November is the first Italian solo show for Nosego, the artist from Philadelphia recognized internationally for his colorful phantasmagoric representation of animals. The exhibition will be hosted by the renowned Galleria Varsi in Rome.

Nosego exhibition Galleria Varsi work 2013, 2014, philadelphia, yis goodwin
Nosego – Wildflower, 2015. Acrylic on wood, 101,6 x 76,2 cm

The Magical World of Nosego’s Characters

When asked about his art, Yis Goodwin who goes by the moniker Nosego, stated that he paints what the kid in him would approve of. That sense of wonderment, honesty and unrestrained flow of imagination is something that is rarely seen it today’s art world and Nosego is among those artists who did manage to translate that spontaneous child-like ingeniousness into the beautiful works of art. Just because his inspiration stays close to the unaffectedness of a childhood vision it does not mean that his works are oversimplified. On the contrary, complexity of compositions, energetic use of colors, deep reflection and powerful graphic style are some qualities that make Nosego’s art so authentic and captivating for the beholders. Phantasmagorical animals and whimsical characters that roam his oeuvre are both familiar and estranged, grotesque and beautiful at the same time.

Nosego exhibition Galleria Varsi work 2013, 2014, philadelphia, yis goodwin
Left: Nosego – Thoughts, 2015. Acrylic on wood 28 x 35,5 cm / Right: Nosego – W, 2015. Acrylic on wood, 20 x 25 cm

The Art of Nosego – Imaginative Explorations of Nature

Looking at those artworks, which will be on display at Galleria Varsi for the Electric Breeze exhibition, we can notice a slight turn from Nosego’s previous works. The unexpected combinations of visual elements are still here, but unlike those older pieces that feature imaginative dissections of animal figures and assemblages of juxtaposed patterns, new paintings bring a more organic compositional approach. The natural harmony is presented through the intricate blend of imaginary animals and magnificent dreamlike landscapes. The surreal scenery and poetic vision of Nosego open a timeless and magical world between memories and imagination where nature is caught in its peaceful state, a place where contrasting elements exist without conflicts.

Nosego exhibition Galleria Varsi work 2013, 2014
Nosego – Dreamcatcher, 2015. Acrylic on wood, 120 x 60 cm

Electric Breeze Exhibition at Galleria Varsi

The fantastic imagery of Philadelphian artist will certainly help in waking that inner child that hides in each one of us behind the layers of logic, rationality and pragmatism, inherent to our adult lives. The imaginative works by Nosego in his Electric Breeze solo show will be on view from November 27th, 2015 through January 10th, 2016 at Galleria Varsi in Rome. The opening reception is scheduled for November 27th from 6.30 pm.

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Featured image: Nosego – Electric Breeze exhibition flyer, detail. All images courtesy of Galleria Varsi