In his first solo show in Rome, tellingly entitled “Organi da asporto” (literally, “Takeaway Organs”), the artist Sabino de Nichilo reveals a series of pink, fluorescent, and decidedly super-pop sculptures, on show from April 11th at L29 Art Studio. The venue is connected to the studios of artists Flavia Bigi, Francesca Romana Pinzari and Gaia Scaramella. Stomachs, livers, hearts and other internal organs: works such as ‘Carne frolla’ or ‘Anus’ seem to rebel against the body that would contain them and grow freely, as they please, favoring an alien, unconscious, forlorn vital impulse. With his bloodless gutting, Sabino de Nichilo gives dignity to waste and offal, and works to ensure that the digestive processes he alludes to evoke the consumer society in the form of a contemporary vanitas, skillfully mixing irony and alchemical legacies.
Works that do not respond to the canons of an orthodox anatomy, although in fact they are organs to every effect: “Organs, yes, but also small architectures in which to find further suggestions – explains Lorenzo Madaro in the exhibition catalog. They are composed in space, often in close contact with one another, to form shreds of other possible bodies. They are yellow, often showy in greens, blues, carmine reds, oranges; sometimes they have golden profiles, which suspends their aura in time and space even further (the archeology of the ephemeral); they often live on formal balances and imbalances, sometimes they are self-supporting bodies, others live in a relaxed dimension, necessarily related something that supports them. Often they generate (or are generated) from orifices glazed with other colors, in a constant juxtaposition of complementarity”.
The artist has been active for a long time in the music scene as a DJ and in the arts as an exhibition curator and event organizer (he is among the founders of the Casa Vuota curatorial project). He approaches the practice of sculpture under the guidance of Riccardo Muniz. “Viscere” is the title of his solo show hosted in 2018 in the rooms of the Archaeological Museum “De Palo-Ungaro” Foundation in Bitonto (Bari), curated by Bianca Sorrentino. He exhibited in the archaeological site of the Ancient Roman Houses on Celio Hill in Rome, at the MAAAC Archaeological Museum of Contemporary Art of Cisternino, in the Dominican Convent of Muro Leccese, in the Capuchin Monastery of Grottaglie and at the “Rome Art Expo” in the context of a project entitled “BACC – Biennale d’Arte Ceramica Contemporanea”.
Do not miss this exceptional emotional journey, a sensational tour that can only be done by appointment until May 11th.
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