During the exhibition preview and tour at sobering gallery, Cécile Gremillet, curator of the exhibition, will present the show and explore the work of Alessandro Roma. The presentation will be completed with a conversation with the artist, who will answer visitors' questions. The discussion will continue over drinks at the gallery. The exhibition tour will be presented in French.
Locus amoenus is a solo show by Alessandro Roma at sobering gallery from December 4th to January 24th.
Inspired by his imaginary travels, Alessandro Roma creates landscapes superimposed with plant patterns, textures and techniques.
The artist explores the limits of the pictorial tradition and develops a reflection on the nature of perception. He is specifically interested in the understanding of reality. The stories that he invents are characterized by an undeniably dreamlike approach. Alessandro Roma generates embedded narratives which bring plural perceptions where imagination and memory are intertwined.
Archetypal images of gardens are developed in Alessandro Roma’s work through the floral and plant motifs. In its ancient concept, the garden is a place where constant metamorphosis take place. It presents an ambiguity: it is a landscape opened to the viewer, but it is also a land to explore. The labyrinthine shapes recall the memory of an already known topography.
The works of Alessandro Roma invite the imagination to take a walk into his landscapes and to rewrite the metamorphoses that have occurred.
About the artist
Born 1977 Milan, Italy
Lives and works in London
2014 “Oranizzazione organica di forme” Mac, Contemporary art Museum, Lissone MI Italy
2013 “ Enclosure” Paradise Row gallery, London
2012 “Il sole mi costrinse ad abbandonare il giardino” Brand new gallery, Milan
2011 “Unfolding the Folds”, Galerie Alexandra Saheb
“Humus”, Museum Mart Rovereto I, curated by G.Verzotti
“Sites of action”, Scaramouche gallery, New York
2009 “Vicarius”, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
2008 “Il sogno è anche un luogo ideale per il desiderio di giustizia”, Lucie Fontaine, Milan
2007 “Alessandro Roma”, Galerie Alexandra Saheb Berlin
2005 “Alessandro Roma”, Gallery Marabini, Bologna
“Alessandro Roma”, Gallery Artra, Milan
Selected group shows
2014 “Everything is about to happen” Corvi-Mora, Greengrassi gallery, London
“Visioni per un inventario una mappa del navegar pitoresco, Foundation Bevilacqua la Masa,Venice
2013 “Drawing Biennial”, Drawing Room, London
2012 “Estate” Marianne Boesky gallery, curated by L Fontaine, New York
“Never before a girl done so much with so little” The Suburbans curated by L. Fontaine, Chicago “Lacune”Archaeological Museum Eno Bellis, curated by L. Lanteri Oderzo (Tv)
2011 “Partita a quattro una riflessione sulla scultura”, Gallery Lorcan O'neill, curated by L. Pratesi, Rome
“Scultura lingua”, Marsellèria Milan, I, curated by B. Meneghel
2010 “Impresa pittura”, Centro Internazionale per l’Arte Contemporanea, curated by R. Gavarro, Gennazzano, Rome
“Route tournante en sous –bois”, Uploand Art Project, Trento
2009 “Unreachable is just close enough”, Galerie Alexandra Saheb, Berlin
“Snooze”, Scaramouche c/o Fruti and Flower Deli curated by M. Antonini, New York, NY
Prague Biennial 4, Expanded Painting, curated by E. Kontova and G.Politi
2008 “Il rimedio perfetto”, Gallery Riccardo Crespi, Milan, curated by M. Tagliaferro
2009 Residence Künstlerhäuser Worpswede
2007 IV International Painting Prize, Diputación de Castellón, Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón, E
Ten question about painting, Flash Art international,October 2013
A. Ensha, A quirky little bookshop in cyberspace, New York Times, December 2012
I.Bonacossa, Flash Art Italy, November 2012 pp 44-46 and cover M.Herbert, Art Review May 2012 pp 29
A.Pioselli, Artforum summer 2012 pp 334-335
I. Bonacossa, Flash Art n.302 May. 2012, pp 70
L. Schleussner, Alessandro Roma. Galerie Alexandra Saheb - Berlin in “Flash Art International”, Jan-Feb. 2012, p. 138
M.Tagliaferro ''Alessandro Roma'' Artforum Giu 2011 picks V D'amaro, ''Flash Art'' n 292 Apr. 2011,p. 90
E. Bordignon, Impresa pittura in “Flash Art”, n. 285, Jul. 2010, p. 80-81