Michele Lombardelli – The Triumphant ID
bCA Galleries is proud to present the works of a very promising and sensitive artist from Milan – Michele Lombardelli. His works will be shown in an exhibition titled The Triumphant ID at:
Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery
Bajaj Bhuvan, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
9th – 28th October, 2006
Monday 9th October, 6.00 pm onwards
The artist will be present at the Opening
Michele Lombardelli explores the dark side of human nature in his first solo show in India. He deals with the mind of the serial killer and delves into the shadows that lurk in the deranged minds that have no regard for life or social norms. The title The Triumphant ID refers to Freud’s ground breaking theory which had theorized that there are three forces at work in the human mind – the ID which is the almost animal like part of human nature that only follows its instincts with its selfish desires reigning supreme. The Super Ego is that part of the subconscious where we imbibe all the expectations that society has of us and dictates behaviour suitable of a model citizen. According to Freud the ID and Superego are constantly at war and it is the Ego which creates a balance between the two. When the Super Ego and the Ego are defeated, the human mind goes back to its primeval instincts where even murder is acceptable, the ID emerges the victor, triumphant!! Michele says of his works, which he creates by using oil on Japanese paper that sign and design converge in a few extremely dense centimeters of space expanding across the entire page. This reduction to minimum visibility is a constant; for the rest he prefers subjects and objects of little externality, that is, things “strictly personal,” latent, vague, dangerous, full of shadow and light. In this case they are faces, lines upon lines drawn over each other again and again, with doggedness and acidity, even with a certain autoerotic pleasure, with a slight nod to somber European expressionism—decadent, dry, veiled and violent. “My drawing is an emotional, reflexive drawing, sometimes in little, very little space.”
Black Portrait 1
Black Portrait 5
bCA Galleries works on an international level to ensure a cross cultural exchange between artists and art lovers globally. We have noticed a trend of art getting rather localized, showing the works of artists from a particular city. This finally leads to a paucity of ideas and visual stimulation and ultimately a sense of ennui amongst art lovers who have a thirst for the unusual. bCA has stepped in assuage this drought by bringing European artists to India and simultaneously showing the works of Indian artists abroad. This cross-cultural exchange presents untold possibilities of the impact it will have on the future of the Indian art scene. bCA Galleries has been instrumental in organizing Namaste India, exhibiting the works of 50 Indian artists in different locations in Italy. These artists have been well received and of them the works of four artists were shown again in an exhibition titled “Arambh” in Italy. The Indian artists can now avail of an international platform and their diverse work helps to create awareness about Indian art breaking out of the traditional mold of folk art. Yet, bCA Galleries has not forgotten its duties towards India’s rich cultural heritage, we are actively promoting artist Jivya Soma Mashe who is the pioneer of Warli tribal art in India. At the same time, prominent Italian artists have had showings in India through the aegis of bCA Galleries. Artists Azelio Corni and Pino Ceriotti have had two shows in India, which have been very well received. The works of three promising Italian artists: Bruno di Lecce, Pino Oliva, and Silvia Serenari have also created a stir in the Mumbai art scene. One of the leading lights of the Italian art scene, Lucia Pescador, also had her solo show in Mumbai which received rave reviews from the press. In the near future, bCA plans to widen our field of focus of promoting Indian artists to include other European countries, the USA and China. We also intend to have a show featuring the works of contemporary promising Chinese talent in India. We seek to establish an ongoing relationship with the artists we promote and build a tradition of quality and trust around the globe.
Born in Cremona (Italy) in 1968, he lives and works in Castelvetro Piacentino and Cremona, Italy.
Michele has exhibited all over the world with growing and deserved success.