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Down in Albion
L.U.P.O presents Down in Albion, for the first time in Italy the works of Sholto Blissett, Francesca Mollett and Xu Yang.
IMG © Alessandro Saletta - DSL Studio
11 December 2021
11:00 – 19:00
Descrizione

L.U.P.O presents Down in Albion, for the first time in Italy the
works of Sholto Blissett, Francesca Mollett and Xu Yang. The
three artists, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in
2020, present to the public a selection of paintings created in
recent months. In the gallery space, a dialogue is thus
established between heterogeneous but similar artistic
practices, a proper conversation between voices that, though
distinct, generate a singular discourse.
Down in Albion brings together three glimpses of reality,
inviting us to discover otherwise unexpected combinations.
Moreover, although many of the boundaries that separate us
from the British universe seem to be intensifying, a friendly,
sometimes familiar air leaks from the canvases that will
populate the gallery.

Drawing on the works of Claude Lorrain and the German
Romatics, Sholto Blissett (Salisbury, 1996) combines the
sublime with the surreal. The subjects of his paintings
(typically formal gardens contrasted with rugged landscapes)
flirt with science fiction.
In his most recent works, Blissett explores the changing
human position in relation to God and nature.

Through her paintings, Francesca Mollett (Bristol, 1991)
generates a curious interweaving of figuration and
abstraction, a constant movement of forms that become
sometimes recognisable and sometimes unidentifiable. This
movement in turn generates an alternation of absorbed and
emitted light, a metaphor for being both the viewer and the
viewed. Her process uses the canvas as a means of
expressing an oscillation between oneself and the unknown.

Xu Yang (Shandong, 1996), who was born and raised in a
village in rural China, uses painting to explore her own
identity, starting with the incursions of European culture into
her imagery, in particular the Rococo period, explored through
playful brushstrokes. Xu maintains that our actions are based
on what we have absorbed. Her research thus takes on a
performative attitude that enables her to transpose this
imagery into reality.

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