MATTIA PAPP(KABK) plays with his Italian legacy, Saints,Madonnas and crosses. In his paintings we find martyrs, in his moving images he mingles the beauty of tradition with images of today. Papp is nominated for the Piket price. He won the Jan Roëde price.
“Remembering where i come from. Saints, Madonnas and crosses are the symbols of this Italian legacy. I move through video, clay and paint in order to glorify once more the inevitable death of my God. Even though he just won't die yet. The beauty of my tradition won't disappear, if anything it will just morph”.
About the Moving images: “The street tabernacolo is a very common object in Italy, a little box shaped structure, carved in stone with religious images depicted inside of it. With this project I do an homage to this “tabernacolo”, while understanding contemporary dutch art interest with the “HD” images and the screens. By bringing together compositions and themes of classical art, such as representations of Maria Maddalena, and elements of popular culture like the selfie stick and social networks indulgence with their bright colors, I aim to create a dialogue between this two worlds. The goal is to create a moving image that can talk of theater, cinema, painting, tradition and innovation”.
Galerie SANAA heeft de Mondriaan kunstkoopregeling.