Cosimo Casoni at Clima / Milan

The Sunday Side 

Cosimo Casoni

October 12-November 19, 2016 

MILAN, 20129 

The new series of works included in The Sunday Side represents the Sunday side of things, it’s a state of complete serenity framed in an instant.
Time fixed in pictures, clips, fruits loses itself in a curtain, in a drapery or in a sea of color in which there is no ground plane, everything is suspended in a timeless world.
An associations’ crossover combining classical painting features, still lifes and landscapes, with serially repeated constructions, frameworks, urban supports.
The artworks initially put us in a scenario, and by the time the spectators’ view settles in an abstract color vibe, a window opens on a real, defined world, in which the artist identifies, snapshot-wise, a single photo memory.
Then, a series of instinctive scrapes or a spray line bring us back to the now, as if the artist had just finished the intervention, a moment before the spectator’s view.
Furnishings, repeated patterns and trompe-l’oeil melted with the impulsive and repetitive wheels’ carving contribute to the space construction, in a constant balance between stasis and explosive movement, as if we have been there forever, but we just missed the action. 

Cosimo Casoni (b. 1990 in Florence, Italy) lives and works between Florence and Milan. He received his Degree from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), Milan in 2013.
Recent solo exhibitions: Tetris, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan.
Recent group exhibitions: Spinnerei Winter Gallery Tour, Leipzig; Soprannaturale, Tintoria, Milan; L’Esprit De L’Escalier, curated by Alice Ginaldi, Dimora Artica, Milan; New Italian Painting, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin; The Space In-Between Us, curated by Giovanna Manzotti, Villa Brivio, Nova Milanese; Nuova Pittura Italiana, Spazio Parobrod, Belgrade; Academy Awards: Barbarie, curated by Marcello Maloberti and Adrian Paci, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan. 

Awards and Residencies: Premio Frase (third classified); Premio Arte Laguna, Arsenale, Venice (finalist Under 25); LIA - Leipziger Internationales Atelierprogramm, Leipzig; Premio Celeste, curated by Andrea Bruciati, Pan, Naples (finalist); Premio Arte, curated by Urbano Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan (winner).