For his solo show the artist presents a new serieres of paintings ispired to the European painting tradition, drawing particularly on the iconography of the Renaissance and the Baroque.
Monitor continues its activities in its new space in New York with a US debut for Italian
artist Thomas Braida. (IT 1982).
Braida's work abounds with references to the European painting tradition, drawing particularly on the iconography of the Renaissance and the Baroque. From evocative landscapes to figures (humans, animal, imaginary) that can be grotesque and at times heroic, every painting offers the viewer a chance to experience a different story. Each works explores the breadth of human nature and beyond, as everyday reality takes on the features of a fantasy world and vice versa.
Braida artfully combines ancient mythology with history or pop culture, reinterpreting all according to his very personal style and creating paintings that transcend both time and space.
For his debut show in New York, Braida has selected his most recent, large-scale paintings. The show will be accompanied by an essay by Cornelia Lauf and an interview by Caroline Corbetta.
Image: Thomas Braida, Camera veneziana, 2014, oil on canvas, 240 x 215 cm.
Opening November 14 6-8 PM.
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