Past: May 31 → September 8, 2012
In his monochrome sculptures, white, black, red or blue, Marcello Cinque experiments new materials such as elastic paint and sponge rubber. This material, being able to wrap and roll around itself as if squeezed out of a thick tube of paint, can create real “post-lunar” forms which nullify the laws of gravity.
But Marcello Cinque’s visual research often comes from a directory of organic forms from nature. The artist is inspired particularly from the region where he was born, Campania, and the coast and depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea.For his second solo exhibition at Galerie Piece Unique, Marcello Cinque has chosen to immerse us in the depths of the sea bed.
At the Pièce Unique gallery, the artist presents a large scale black octopus whose wavy tentacles are spread, filling almost the entire space. The particular texture of the sculpture perfectly reproduces the feeling of floating matter. Both dense and light the work actually seems suspended between two waters, as if the large window in the gallery represents an enormous aquarium.
Marcello Cinque is born in Naples (Italy) in 1968. He lives and works in Sassari (Sardinia).
Opening Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6 PM