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Exhibition opening - Urban Humanity by Christian Gastaldi

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Time & Date: 14th June from 7pm
Age Guidance: For all
Tickets: Free to attend

Urban Humanity

Join us on Friday 14th to meet the artist and welcome our first international Exhibitor, Christian Gastaldi from France at this free to attend event. The exhibition runs until mid-September.

Artist Statement
I am attracted by the humanity I perceived in distressed material that can be found on city walls. Embedded with dirt, destructed by tears, altered by weathering - a metaphor of life? - the mundane material, thus strongly proclaims its humanity, its crude and rude beauty.

From them, I work as a painter, reconstructing from selected elements, structuring the composition by hand-made tears (my brush strokes), creating spatial rhythm. Graphically, I seek to create the equivalent of what is the ‘style’ for a writer; something that creates a mood, a visual world that the viewer is free to interpret, far away from pre-cooked, seductive and imposed messages.

My work develops in series, based on the place of collection of the material, to preserve its cultural identity (here are shown works from Paris, London, Baku, Montpellier). But the individual series also converge through similar artistic treatment choices (like works from reverse side of posters, graffiti-like works from destructed words, or pure chromatic creations…)

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