119 Ludlow st
Studio Time: February 2018 – April 2018
Showcase Exhibition: April 16th – April 20th
Reception: April 18th
$300/month – 60 days unlimited Studio Access
Artwork by: Moody Rose Christopher – http://rosechebert.com/
Meet the jurors:
Tomaso Albertini – Tomaso Albertini
Longtime Con Artist Collective family member. Featured in Sotheby’s “STREET MASTERS” series at neighboring Fat Free Art gallery.
Artist Tomaso Albertini was born in Milan, Italy (1984) where he attended the La Scuola del fumetto di Milano. He lives and works in New York City. His first professional work of large format paintings concentrated on a serious investigation of color. Here he broke free from the confines of illustration, the subject emphasized in his academic training, and began to create emotional projections that served as the foundation of his further development. Guided by instinct, he mixed color on flat surfaces using abstract forms that ultimately revealed figures. After this initial period, there was a big change. Albertini began to experiment with new materials. He wanted the work to be more physical – more direct. He introduced the use of burned, melted plastic into the paintings. He has described the process as a defacement of the figure in an effort to dig into the life of the human form. One senses the physical presence of form conveyed by a willful act of transference. Albertini than started to create three-dimensional art using cardboard. It allowed him to accomplish the figure as if it were a sculpture and paint on it as if it were a canvas. This technique introduced dynamics approaching sculpture. It is, in fact, a hybrid manifestation.
For more information, visit https://www.tomasoalbertini.com/