June 9 – September 30 2022 PREMIO CONTEMPORALIS 2021
CONTEMPORALIS Association Amis Art Contemporain France Italie
40, boulevard des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Opening Thursday, June 9th, 2022 – hours 6 – 9 pm
VERNISSAGE: Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 9
in the artist’s presence
CONTEMPORALIS is pleased to present BIANCO E NERO, italian artist Daniela Frongia’s solo exhibition, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris and the Italian association In-Edita.
Born in Cagliari in 1981, Daniela Frongia graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence and she is the first winner of the 2021 Contemporalis Prize for the Artist Residency In-Edita in Forte Marghera (Venice), supported by Alberta Pane, IKONA and Marina Bastianello Gallery.
The works on display are the result of the research that Daniela Frongia has been carrying out for years and which sees black and white as the only protagonists. The artist strips the works of colour, investigating the surface as a rhythm that marks time.
Fullness and emptiness, rigidity and softness are the cornerstones that draw new visions and experiences. The thread crosses the canvas with repetitive and slow gestures, fixing itself beyond them to investigate the surroundings. Light, an impalpable element, invades the space of the void to project itself elsewhere with a sense of continuity. Textural and organic architectures move into the host environment bringing further perspectives.
In Daniela Frongia’s work, traditional weaving unravels warp and weft to create three-dimensional geometries that are often unstable and ephemeral.
Her research expresses a sense of profound distress at the rapid evolution of contemporary society, where image, technology and progress predominate to the detriment of feelings and human relationships. The material thus becomes an introspective tool, while the work is a necessary element to stop, observe and question oneself.