el gato chimney forms a preternatural history of imagined animal kingdoms
 
el gato chimney forms a preternatural history of imagined animal kingdoms
nov 27, 2015

el gato chimney forms a preternatural history of imagined animal kingdoms

el gato chimney forms a preternatural history of imagined animal kingdoms
(above) ‘memorie sovrapposte’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 140 cm.
all images courtesy of antonio colombo arte contemporanea

 

 

 

primitive and sacred art, esotericism, spiritualism and folklore are only a few of the metaphysical motifs that inform the magical work of el gato chimney. from now until january 23, 2016, the italian artist presents the exhibition ‘preternatural history’ at antonio colombo arte contemporanea in milan comprising new mixed media paintings. ‘preternatural history’ is told through anthropomorphic creatures and hybrid beings, where animals, both fictional and genuine, don ceremonial attire and tribal masks. el gato chimney appropriates the intrinsic symbolism of the animal kingdom to narrate an imagined universe that, while resisting rational explanations, answers to more instinctive and visceral needs.

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‘albedo’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 140 cm.

 

 

 

alongside the exhibition in milan, el gato chimney presents a series of pieces at pulse miami beach international contemporary art fair from december 1 – 5, with gallery antonio colombo arte contemporanea.

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‘gli ambasciatori’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 140 cm.

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‘prospettive’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 71 cm.

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‘lunghi silenzi’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 71 x 50 cm.

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‘lezione di scrittura’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 140 x 100 cm.

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‘la nascita della prima materia’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 140 cm.

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‘la fortezza’ 2015 | mixe media on cotton paper | 70 x 50 cm.

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‘in ogni dove’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 70 cm.

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‘chi cerca trova’ 2015 | mixed media on cotton paper | 100 x 70 cm.

 

 

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