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Metropolitan Angels | Giovanni Pulze

Date:

07/19/2018


Metropolitan Angels | Giovanni Pulze

The individualism of our society, favored by modern social networks and technological devices, and by the every-day stress of a life made of noises, commotion and distractions, prevents people from interrelating and communicating with each other, and from experiencing the positive energy concealed in each of us. This is the main message of Giovanni Pulze’s novel works regarding Metropolitan Angels. The angel, a seemingly common man recognizable by his wings, transforms himself into a messenger of sharing and help, since he is suitable for an empathetic, positive and generous relationship which mutates, without notice, into perceivable reality. The theme is always inserted into an urban context of big or small cities, never into a rural or landscape environment, always depicted in rich in bright colors, where cars, roaring motorcycles, buses and metro symbolize the technological development and the dynamism of human progress, but also the alienation of contemporary life. Open umbrellas symbolize a "bubble" in which men live isolated, completely detached and indifferent to what surrounds them. He who can lower the umbrella, or close it, suddenly finds the pleasure of sharing his life with others. Children and animals (especially dogs), being deprived of cultural infrastructure defaults, are capable of instinctively detect who is available to a disinterested relation: Pulze often represents them because children are the future of humankind.

Join Giovanni Pulze for his Opening reception & Artist's Talk on July 19 at the Italian Cultural Institute.

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OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST'S TALK: Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 6:30pm

ON VIEW: Thursday, July 19 - Friday, August 24, 2018 | 9:30am-5:00pm

Giovanni Pulze was born in Piove di Sacco, near Padua, in 1960. Always gifted to art, he began to exhibit at the age of seventeen and in 1981 he held his first solo exhibition. In the 90’s he "transformed" himself in a successful eyewear designer for some of the best brands such as Versace, Valentino, Roccobarocco. In the late 90's he returned to his great passion, painting.

 

Information

Date: Da Thursday, July 19, 2018 a Friday, August 24, 2018

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco

1328