For HOT MESS, Salvatore Siciliano presents 2 artworks.
Salvatore Siciliano’s work is a mix of drawing and painting with compositions strongly influenced by his embodied knowledge of dance and choreography. The stark contrast between the white of the paper and the intense darkness of the graphite creates a vibrant, erotic atmosphere, while the classical forms of the bodies therein draw the mind to religious paintings. Theatrical and raw, the work has a connection to the unconscious and the bodies ofter appear distorted and perhaps grotesque. The scenes are full of tension and instability. The viewer is invited to cast their eye and perception from different angles to reveal the layers of meaning hidden in the images. The twist of muscle, the naked pulse of bodies; inviting you to look beyond the sexualised notions of the human figure, and feel the complexity we all face of people in a slow rush.
Salvatore Siciliano (b. 1989, Cosenza) pursued fine arts at Accademia di Brera in Milan, coupled with dance and choreography at Accademia Susanna Beltrami. During his studies in Milan he collaborated as a choreographer and visual artist with NABA Milano, Istituto Europeo di Design Milano and Ansaldo Space Fashion and Design. From 2012 he worked as a dancer throughout Europe and in 2015 founded Siciliano Contemporary Ballet (SCB) in Berlin. In 2020, the impact of COVID 19 saw him return to the roots of his work as a visual artist, leading him to exhibit with HOT MESS, Berlin (2021).
Pencil on Mylar
250 cm x 90 cm