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MAGMA gallery

MAGMA gallery

Bologna - Italy

Tropico

Bologna From 25 November to 13 January 2018

Presentation
Tropico tells about a long trip to the State of Queensland, Australia, made by Tellas last June. As in a precious and intimate travel diary, the artist tries to remember with his works the colors, the scents, the suggestions and the landscapes of those distant lands.

A magical realism, in which we find the atmospheres of the impenetrable mangroves of the Daintree forest, the oldest tropical forest in the world, the green of eucalyptus, the magnificent red of banksia, the palms that rise to the blue of the sky, and the sun that during the winter solstice culminates in the zenith.

The wide color surfaces, unpublished for Tellas, contain minute naturalistic details and at the same time vibrating abstract forms, that seem to float in the light air, just before a sudden rain.

Each work becomes a surreal fragment of a luxuriant, almost asphyxiating, yet silent, mysterious nature, in which it is easy to pass from observer to be observed guests, as in the magnificent and impressive Wet Tropics. The touches of white, which in Tropico Assoluto become blades of light, in the works on paper dictate the rhythm of the composition.

Queensland, a vast territory divided between rain forests, coral reefs and tropical forests, extends for almost two million kilometers in North-Eastern Australia; in the works of the exhibition the strength of these wild spaces is revealed, represented by an uninterrupted flow of colors that seems to continually renew itself with new meanings, new details, new adventures and paths to be undertaken.

Every large mural, painting or work on paper by Tellas describes a world, far or near, real or imaginary, a primordial nature and an energy from which we feel unconsciously attracted. His works are a personal and intimate vision of the elements of the landscape, a meditative process that combines space and forms, transforming man into a traveler, lost in a world without limits. With their bright colors and surreal details, the paintings are richly representative: the evidence of the artist's hand is in every sign, able to echo our personal reference points.
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Address

    Details

  • Via Santo Stefano 164
    40125, Bologna
    Italy
    00393807675718

    Schedules

    Monday

    closed

    Tuesday

    closed

    Wednesday

    closed - 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Thursday

    closed - 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Friday

    closed - 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Saturday

    closed - 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Sunday

    closed

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