Norma Mangione, Turin

Francesco Pedraglio, Stefanie Popp

The presentation plays on the juxtaposition between two artists, -Stefanie Popp (Bonn, 1974 ;lives and works in Cologne) and Francesco Pedraglio (1981, Como; lives and works in Mexico City), with a composition of sculptures both on plinths and on wall by Pedraglio, and a small group of paintings by Popp.

Popp and Pedraglio are representative of two different artistic expressions that find a common point in the use of a symbolic language that stems from a pre-existent narration, almost obscure to the observer.

 

Popp’s imagery is made up of multiple levels of understanding as if it were always immersed in a propitiatory rite. Through different media, Popp condenses references to Eastern culture with

Western symbols, as well as hints at the spiritual or sexual sphere, permeating his work with a marked ambiguity and a dreamlike atmosphere.

 

Pedraglio’s objects derive from likely and plausible events that, once unveiled to the spectator through a voice on the telephone, remain in an interregnum between reality and fiction. Beside

these small stages, inspired by his daily life, the shapes on the walls are both tools – rough weapons like spear and knife – and typographical signs – arrows, underlining, commas and accents.

Although recalling a text layout, they actually remind of an era when writing did not exist.

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Francesco Pedraglio

+39 09 18420042 (2019)
bronze, spoken words, unique
Courtesy the artist and Norma Mangione, Turin

Francesco Pedraglio

+52 1 55 7668 6595 (2019) bronze, spoken words, ed. of 3
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Francesco Pedraglio

Hunting tools, tools, writing tools (alphabets)(2017)
bronze, aluminium, copper, rope, wood, plaster, variable dimensions
Courtesy the artist and Norma Mangione, Turin

Stefanie Popp

Double Duckling (Benedetto)(2014)
Oil and pencil on canvas
100 x 85 cm
Courtesy the artist and Norma Mangione, Turin

Stefanie Popp

Making of a Mountain(2016)
oil and pencil on canvas
100 x 85 cm
Courtesy the artist and Norma Mangione, Turin

Stefanie Popp

Orns (Garde)(2015)
Oil on canvas
115 x 95 cm
Courtesy the artist and Norma Mangione, Turin