Combining English and Italian culture, Synergy of Sons is currently debuting in Italy until October 5th and then transfers to the Menier Gallery in London this November. The title of the exhibition is taken from the passion of the artists’ sons for the artworks of their fathers.
“Lorenzo Chinnici has belonged to the Italian Contemporary Art Scenario since the 1940s. His artistic taste, as well as being filled with the realism of the great Sicilians, amongst whom Guttuso is a representative, presents a particular scheme that, as well as recalling the suggestions of the artists of the 20th century, does not neglect however, either the interior truth, nor the fantasy of his refined artistic sensibilities. The landscapes, the portraits, the figures of country folk and fishermen that he loves to scrutinize and observe in silence, are variations of the outpourings of the world from all times, from our times, from every epoch.”
“David Kent was born in 1936, and as a teenager he loved the Pop Art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop Art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop Art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it. David Kent’s art has been compared as “an English Andy Warhol” and critically acclaimed as “A surrealist Banksy” – www.kentgalleries.com.“
David Kent and Lorenzo Chinnici both continue to paint despite suffering from eye disorders – and therefore the art shows will supporting the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
Words: William Kent
Art: David Kent
Categories: Art Shows