April 18, 2007

Review in the newspaper "Il Mattino"

D’Alterio e Poposki sulla linea del confine

A thin line between cultures and expanses of the soul. An ideal boundary that separates, but does not divide, two different artistic sensibilities codified in two very different stylistic codes. Entitled “Border”, the joint exhibition of Michele D'Alterio and Zoran Poposki takes place at Ramo d’Oro, the Art and Culture Center of Vincenzo Montella at via Omodeo 124.

(…) An explosive gestural energy, which wants to break out of the confines of the canvas, characterizes the works of Zoran Poposki, a Macedonian artists who, after New York, Berlin, and Paris, is making his debut exhibition in Italy. The series “Hush” comprises eight digital works (large-scale inkjet prints) of psychodelic chromatisms, which explore the interconnection between the visible and the written word. “In this project I am elaborating the idea of change – he explains – by combining digital photographs of my friends, pictorial elements, such as vibrant drops and lines of color, and inserted selected words." Utilizing a Dadaist technique, the photographed subjects were requested to randomly open a book and choose the first sentence they see. Words that acquire different meanings depending of the sensibility of the spectator. Sentences sometimes intentionally left unfinished to leave room for individual imagination to complete them.

The exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue with an introductory text by Giorgio Agnisola, can be seen until 29 April. Tiziana Tricarico

April 08, 2007

Exhibition in Italy

An exhibition by the Macedonian artist Zoran Poposki and the Italian artist Michele D’Alterio opens to the public at the gallery “Il Ramo D’Oro” in Napoli on 14 April 2007. The exhibition is conceived as a confrontation of two expressive experiences, the abstract and expressionist one of Poposki and the surrealist and conceptual one of D’Alterio. Poposki exhibits large-scale digital prints that elaborate the issue of identity and the relationship between images and language/text/narratives.

In the exhibition catalogue, the Italian critic Giorgio Agnisola states that: “The Macedonian artist unleashes onto the canvas a gestural and abstract energy, tied to the evocation of color but also to the expressive techniques of the sign, in a multilayered construct out of which often emerge figurative forms, profiles that seem to be creating a sort of inner scenography. Still, in the creative stage it is exorcised through rational interventions, phrases, signs, thoughts, that the artist applies to the painting, provocatively, with the intent to demystify. That results in a visible ambiguity that evokes in the spectator a conscious and intensive analysis of the word and the image, in a space which is emotionally engaging while at the same time problematic, unknown in a way, yet encouraging.”

Zoran Poposki has exhibited in New York, Paris, Berlin, and Macedonia. He has attended residency programs in the US and in Austria.

The exhibition in Napoli will be open until 28 April.