Tomorrow, December 9 at 5 p.m. is the opening of Ovni’s and Morcky’s show at the Galo Art gallery in Turin. Here is a special sneak peek of what Anna and Marco have been up to in preparation of the show. If you’re in Italy you should try to make it, because those two are a natural combination. A combination that doesn’t overwhelm you with excess at first sight. A combination that takes a good look at you, takes a sniff and then comes closer to open up it’s beauty.
Anna Taratiel, aka Ovni, has been working on her visual ‘mental landscapes’ for the last years. She developed work in the fields of painting, muralism, illustration and installation. Her work has a very graphical feel to it, frequently displaying seemingly endless and abstract compositions that work as a visual stimulus of soft color tones and strong black lines. Her personal experiences develop their own dynamics; they become energy, movement, forms and colors. The organic and the static, the two poles which make up our life, flow into Ovni´s work.
Marco Galmacci, aka Morcky, is an Italian born artist that lives in Amsterdam since 2002, where he works on various projects, the most important being his art and TwoThings (Studio). His main focuses are illustration, wall painting and videos. His work gives special attention to composition, perspective and dynamics. A wide use of black and white characterizes an important part of his whole production. Thin fragile lines are often countered with heavy dark areas, creating a narrative that is driven by visual connections.
Both artists have a roughness in their style that I admired since I first met the art behind the person. The simple, but quirky lines seem to come straight from the heart. They are organic and delicate as much as they are raw and dare to be unfinished. Despite all the roughness they convey details that will only open up when you take the time to really look at them. Their styles make a perfect match in my opinion. The biggest difference? Anna is abstract and Marco is figurative.
Photo’s by Stefano Guastella