Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by Luca Dellaverson.
In his new series of works, Dellaverson sourced images from eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. He then used digital processes to distort and manipulate the images to make them appear heat-mapped, before feeding them through a flatbed inkjet printer on top of a surface of oil paint and epoxy resin.
These elaborate compositions are a continuation of a larger body of work that began with his sequence of jungle paintings. Featured at New York’s Tilton Gallery in 2017, those pieces consisted of a representational digital file printed over a stretched and painted black or abstract canvas. Here, Dellaverson has continued his innovative cross-media technique to create an exciting new criterion of work.
Central to this series is the artist’s pursuit of new ways to make paintings — ways that do not have much to do with “painting” as we know it. While in the past Dellaverson has experimented with an unconventional use of materials and a casting process, here he has focused on creating an entirely new aesthetic while using stretched canvas and oil paint as a control.
Using objects and cultural products, Dellaverson examines the simultaneous construction and deconstruction of our frames of reference for a society in flux. His works merge an intangible dimension – video imagery, LCD screens, sound, inkjet printing – with a powerful materiality in his choice of media.
Born in New York in 1987, Dellaverson studied art at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., USA. His work has been exhibited at Tilton Gallery (in 2013, 2015 and 2017), at Nathalie Obadia (2016) and Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery (2015 and 2018).
The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Source: Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery