Puzzling Identities


titolo: Puzzling Identities
autore: Andrea Morucchio
descrizione: Mostra personale opere di arte digitale e NFTs
luogo: Bugno Art Gallery, Venezia 
periodo: 17 giugno - 9 luglio 2022 
a cura di Bugno Art Gallery
On the occasion of the 59th Venice Biennale Bugno Art Gallery proposes a series of solo exhibitions of its artists called Show Down.
Andrea Morucchio with the exhibition Puzzling Identities "stages" almost 15 works, a complete and comprehensive representation of the three types that characterize or rather determine the Puzzling Project in this case declined to the theme of the portrait:
>>> Fantastic Portrait
>>> Puzzling Pop
>>> Puzzling Renaissance
In the first exhibition space are exhibited six works of the series >>> Fantastic Portrait conceived and realized recently. In this works, using a reduced number of butterfly wings tiles, the effect is that of a transfiguration of the portrayed subject giving shape to characters vibrant with a positive expressive force and at the same time disturbing as projections of the unconscious.
In the intermediate galery space are set up five works of the series >>> Puzzling Pop that reinterpret some iconic portraits by Andy Warhol. These works were created for the 2020 show in Girona >>> Beyond the Face: the contemporary portrait.

Together with the physical works in this space there is the possibility through augmented reality by Artivive to activate with your smartphone the audio video animations that correspond to NFT works connected with the typology of the tangible works. Regarding the related NFTs >>> Puzzling Pop _ NFT _ video I used as matrices to rework the same original photos that Andy Warhol used for the creation of his works, Muhammad Ali, Mao,Marilyn.
In the third space are a selection of four/five works from the >>> Puzzling Renaissance portraits series. These works that mark the beginning of the Puzzling Project in 2015 are the previous works created with the digital mosaic technique made up of thousands of photographic tiles of St. Mark's Basilica mosaic floor.

These works were exhibited for 2019 solo show Puzzling. L’immagine è altro, anche. at Galleria L'Occhio, Venice or at 2018 Grand Art Fair Milan and in 2019 at the group show Seen Anything Interesting?, Bugno Art Gallery, Venice.