‚Le domaine enchanté‘ with Sebastian Burger, Alex Chaves, Leon Eisermann, Sayre Gomez, Morgan Mandalay, Orion Martin, Alexandra Noel, Zoé de Soumagnat curated by Domenico de Chirico

Galleria Acappella is pleased to announce a group exhibition titled ‚Le domaine enchanté‚ curated by Domenico de Chirico featuring works by Sebastian Burger, Alex Chaves, Leon Eisermann, Sayre Gomez, Morgan Mandalay, Orion Martin, Alexandra Noel, Zoé de Soumagnat.

Le saboteur tranquille (1898 – 1967) arguably the most influential figure in Belgian Surrealism, has succeeded in painting pictures— often imbued with dark humour—that channel those obsessions and feelings of eeriness and displacement that arise when seeking an answer to the mystery of life and when trying to work out the processes of thought and human perceptions.

René Magritte has elected painting as his preferred means of investigation. He goes about it by raising doubts on reality itself and addressing totality as a mystery, never seeking to define it. Nor does he ever reach other dimensions, since his idea of absurdity does not inhabit the realms of the unknown or the utopic, but it is found instead in day-to-day reality.

For this reason, his image —obsessively recurrent and ambiguously ironic— is primarily a reproduction of what occurs in reality but on top of that, it is also an illusionary joke, articulated through a visual language characterized by utter simplicity of enunciation and stylistic immediacy.

Enigma, nonsense, irrationality and displacement in the realm of the symbols, images and patterns that inhabit the subconscious are the conceits surrealism has wilfully conveyed.

This whole exhibition is freely inspired, both in a surrealistic and in a metaphorical way, by René Magritte’s mural painting ‚Le domaine enchanté‚ (1953 circa, Knokke-le-Zoute, Casino, Belgium): among the most emblematic pieces in his oeuvre, a large scale and paramount summary of his main iconographical leitmotif.

Domenico de Chirico

 

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Orion Martin Tloo II, 2016 paper, uv print, acrylic, ink, grommet, 66,5 x 85 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.

Orion Martin, Tloo II, 2016, paper, uv print, acrylic, ink, grommet, 66,5 x 85 cm

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Sebastian Burger Isy, 2016 oil on paper 45 x 35 cm; Zoé de Soumagnat, Do you wanna smoke? 2016 gouache on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

Sebastian Burger Isy, 2016 oil on paper 45 x 35 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.

Sebastian Burger, Isy, 2016, oil on paper, 45 x 35 cm

Alex Chavez Painter 2016, ink, paint, colored pencil and marker on paper 113.67x85.09 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.. jpg

Alex Chavez Painter, 2016, ink, paint, colored pencil and marker on paper, 113.67 x 85.09 cm

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Sayre Gomez Thief Painting in Black and White and Red Oxide, 2015 acrylic on canvas 213 x 185 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.

Sayre Gomez, Thief Painting in Black and White and Red Oxide, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 213 x 185 cm

Alexandra Noel These are mine too, 2015 oil and enamel on panel 12.7 x 7.6 x 2.3 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.

Alexandra Noel, These are mine too, 2015, oil and enamel on panel, 12.7 x 7.6 x 2.3 cm

Leon Eisermann, Keyhole 1.0, 2016 oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm courtesy Acappella and D. Donzelli ph.

Leon Eisermann, Keyhole 1.0, 2016, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

 

Acappella
‚Le domaine enchanté‘
Sebastian Burger, Alex Chaves, Leon Eisermann, Sayre Gomez, Morgan Mandalay,
Orion Martin, Alexandra Noel, Zoé de Soumagnat.
July 14th – October 10th 2016
Via Cappella Vecchia 8/A
Napoli – 80121