Life is Good (Plasma) - exhibition update
Yesterday was the opening of "Life is Good (Plasma)" by Swiss-Italian artist Marco Russo at Antonio Wehrli Art Space in Schwanden, Glarus, Switzerland.
There are over 40 artworks on display out of which 22 are paintings of the series "Plasma". They are all online for you to see here: https://www.a-w.ch/life-is-good-marco-russo
The textures and details of the paintings are remarkable. A building up of several layers of oil colors. Often in combinations that you would not expect. On a seemingly grey artwork as example, Marco Russo might have started with a violet tone which evolved into orange then blue then red to finally arrive at a selection of several layers of grey. Only upon close inspection and thirst for discovery will you be able to see this.
Below a text that I wrote for the exhibition:
Dive into the artworks – unlimited, borderless, Plasma!
No beginning, no end – Alpha and Omega.
Discover the beauty, the absence of all and the presence of all, ever changing, pigments and oil combined to a myriad of abstract artworks composed of specific details. Light, colors, reflections – Life is Good!
Discover the world through the eye of the artist Marco Russo who is fascinated by textures, colors, the physical being of a canvas, a space and a wall. Plasma can be everything and anything. Plasma is the embodiment of abstract, while being precise, concrete and definite. Marco Russo cares very much about our current reality and his art. How pigments behave, materials work and adjust, how it all flows together, enhances each other, grows to new objects, ideas, thoughts, becomes concrete and disappears again. He wants us to experience the analogue world, away of the omnipresent digital. He tries to wake us up. Make us stop, realize our madness of running around heedlessly, realize the present, the good, the bad, the ugly and the amazing. This exhibition does not only invite you to leap into infinity, it also gives you the chance to rediscover the beauty of daily life, the details of toys, readymade objects, cheesy plastics, compositions and absurdities. Every emotion in itself is a miracle and living each of these emotions fully brings us to the important conclusion:
Life is Good!
Of course it would be better to see the exhibition live at the gallery.
The sculpture objects were precisely placed within the art space and to discover them feels a bit like searching for Easter eggs. On the image above you will find three of those objects: (from right to left) ‚Rakete‘, ‚nu viil kitschiger‘ and an unnamed, not online published object.
Some of them are directly on the floor, some on the shelves, many in the windows.
A few were organized to create a "living room setting":
A regular chair, display stand and even a fully functional fire extinguisher are part of this installation.
Two unnamed objects, the orange Plexiglas item hanging above the fire extinguisher and the green epoxy below, ‚Telecomando Super Good‘, ‚aläg‘ and ‚sonä Kitsch‘ can be discovered here.
While Marco Russo often used to name his objects with Italian names in the past, like ‚Telecomando Super Good‘, he now started to use Glarus Swiss German terms. This will allow local Glarus or Swiss people to immediately know the origin of the artist when those artworks are on display in other countries.
An interesting concept.
I hope you will browse through the artwork and exhibition images online and discover more unique, funny, crazy sculptures and tasteful paintings of Marco Russo.
They are all available for sale and I will gladly ship them to you. Please contact me to inquire their prices.
You can discover them all here: https://www.a-w.ch/life-is-good-marco-russo You will also find his resume on this page.
It would be great to find international collectors for Marco Russo, a young, promising, emerging Swiss-Italian artist.
Enjoy life - "Life is Good"
Turn your life colorful!