Nearby Olympics

Nearby Olympics

18 August 2012

Some say London is a bit gray… ¬†and they’re right, there’s an inexplicable grayness that covers & invades every corner of the city… to contrast with this depressing note there’s always the flashy and colorful attires many of its citizens wear… and then you have Fabio Coruzzi‘s paintings to emphasize this mix.

Nearby Olympics by Fabio Coruzzi - 2012
Nearby Olympics by Fabio Coruzzi – 2012

He also got shocked when landing into the city over a decade ago, and with time & practice he’s certainly managed to represent (sometimes by exaggeration) that very unique social contradiction of the London environment.

Naked in London by Fabio Coruzzi
Naked in London by Fabio Coruzzi

A vintage naked bike race, a sketchy Assange or some faded East-London sunsets are some of the many impressions this Italian-born artist constantly blurs for us, and while his last exhibition is already 2 months old we shall keep visiting his metropolitan portraits whenever we feel nostalgic for that “cool” greyness.

Morning in Old Street by Fabio Coruzzi
Morning in Old Street by Fabio Coruzzi
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