ALIA BELOVED SYRIAN KITCHEN x APPESTAT
A Supper Club Residency. Get ready for some love in your tummy and a party in your mouth!
We're now taking bookings from the 6/7/16 - 17/7/16
Dinner is served from 6pm - 9:30pm.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
SPRUCE, THE QUEEN OF SERPENTS by Asta Zabelaite - Friday 24th June
BOTANICAL PROJECT Exhibition by Laura Jay Meadows - Friday 27th May
APNEA II Exhibition by Alice Columbo - Friday 13th Nov
Apnea is a temporary cessation of breathing.
It is not only a physical phenomenon; sometimes, it can become a way of living. Sometimes Apnea is the unconscious way to deal with everyday complexity. Only later you realize that for too long you were not able to breathe, for too long your lungs were clutched. This is the time for decisions, the opportunity to make a change.
Apnea is a collection of pieces from 2012 to now.
Translating every experience and impression from reality: this is what this work consists of, and it is done to try and understand the mystery. It helps one’s concentration and creates the space for the opportunity to express oneself, in order not to allow life to slide past, without being taken into consideration.
Architectural and interior details, rocks and animals are all hidden in the collage of trees. Overgrown painted animals emerge from this uncommon vegetation. The richness of detail contrasts with the monotonous repetition of the Florentine fleur-de-lis and the minimalism of white and black fields of paint. A girl strolls by, flies, rests, climbs stairs or simply lives in a world that does not follow the rules of gravity. The landscape shown appears as though it were the reflection of a magic mirror. This translates into symbols and synthetizes the complexity of reality and restores it all in a new order.
Harmony and formal, spiritual equilibrium, plus a desire of unity move my work. The factors called into play are many and varied, and every work is a challenge and development strictly linked to everyday life.
“Imagine a pure, crystalline dream, a tabula rasa where animate and inanimate objects take shape. Imagine a delicate, sensitive creature like the heroine of a Victorian fairy tale who is entirely intent on investigating, reflecting upon, thinking, trying to set links, connections, conjunctions among seemingly casual figures.
Eventually, imagine that this space of images is like a notebook, a diary where one can write down the modus operandi of every exploration.
Well, Alice Colombo’s works are made in this way, unrealistic plates, conglomerations of images to be decrypted as if they were enigmas, rebus, riddles created by a feverish, restless and fanciful unconscious.”
(Ivan Quaroni _ extract from the catalogue The Place Between)
Alice Colombo (Milan 1981) lives and works in London. In 2003 she took part in Erasmus Project at The University of Leeds and she graduated in Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (2005).