MARCANTONIO BRANDOLINI D'ADDA
8th September 2017 — 17th September 2017
Opening: 7th September, 6 - 8 pm
San Marco 3357
Salizzada San Samuele
Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda’s Murano-glass pieces embody excess with their full-bodied compositions, while their extremely visceral surfaces beg to be touched. Their substantial weight gives them an inherent gravity and physical unattainability. A startlingly sensitive colourist, Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda effortlessly mixes vivid glass cotissi, which are attached to the exterior of the works to create a rocky landscape. This ‘landscape’ is perfectly smooth on many facets, and tantalisingly sharp on others. By re-appropriating cotissi to create new configurations, he thrusts his work into the knife-edged field of contemporary glass.
Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda lives and works in Venice. His extraordinary output is impressive, only having made his first piece in early 2016. ALMA ZEVI is pleased to host his first solo presentation. He has exhibited his work previously at the Museo del Vetro in Murano.