Friday, June 19, 2009

Boom Boom.

An Exhibition from Diego Lorenzini

In times where everything can be art, it is refreshing to come across extraordinary skill. Young Chilean artist Diego Lorenzini combines realistic drawings of almost photographic quality with casual sketches and cartoons. He uses everyday materials like pencil, biro and notebook, creating an immediacy that, combined with his pensive humour, strikes as a fresh approach to an established medium.

In the tradition of newspaper cartoons, Lorenzini uses humour to hint at serious issues. However, his artworks go further: Their fractured narrative always leaves space for interpretation. In the “Berlin-series”, for example, comic characters who represent the ‘real’ world imagine portraits which are drawn in the realistic manner of classic etching, though seen from a fisheye-lens perspective. The series was triggered by the concept of communication when Lorenzini, unable to speak German, was living in Berlin.

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