Whitevich _ 2014

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Mirror finish stainless steel _ 45x45 cm, h 190 cm - 26 kg

Exhibitions & Events:
Saint Petersburg _ 2014 "Yellow Korner Art Gallery" _ Daniele Basso "Special Guest" at "Saint Petersburg Design Week 2014".
Saint Petersburg Art Collection: mirroring artworks at Yellow Korner Art Gallery during for Saint Petersburg Design Week 2014

Italian artist and designer, operating in Dubai, Monte-Carlo and the USA in 2014, Daniele Basso was selected by the Organizing Committee of the 2014 St Petersburg Design Week for his creation of works in mirrored steel, a 100% recyclable long-lasting material. His professional standing and design works fully embody the innovative edgy essence of the exhibition, aiming at investigating the blurred line separating Art, Craftsmanship and limited-edition luxury Design, and involving Fashion as well as the growing importance of ethics and ecology in industrial production and creative professional design.

"We are all equal before a mirror, suspended between dream and reality” Daniele Basso says. “Beyond their function, my mirrored works are reflections on present-day society, unfinished thoughts that anybody can complete with their own meaning…”. This is the core concept of the artist/designer’s participation in the exhibition held in various city locations from 20 to 28 May, where he will display a preview of his collection of works in mirror steel, each in 9 copies available on demand.

“These three highlights of St Petersburg and Russia are highly evocative and iconic” Basso says. “Their selection was due to the real emotions they conveyed to me, that I filtered through art and turned into true metaphors of reality thanks to design technology. Due to their instinctive immediacy, they can communicate with Russian people and foreigners alike, via an abstraction process that goes from the detail to the whole, from the individual to the universal.”

Work: "Whitevich - Tribute to Malevich & White" :
Inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s “White On White”, this is a tribute to the pioneer of geometrical abstract art and founder of Suprematism, yet replacing the white square with a mirror surface in order to turn onlookers into real subjects of art, not only metaphorical ones. Today it is essential to expound and nearly advertise concepts in order for them to be grasped and acknowledged; therefore, the work of art absorbs the environment through the seeming neutrality of the mirroring surface, thus showing the limits of its setting. It is a celebration of art through art, an acknowledgement of the predominance of the essential over excess, contents over appearance. Deeply rooted in culture, it lets the world in through the depth of our reflection. It is a gesture, a revolution in the sense of movement, change and life, though without the contrivance of figurative art. It represents the sky, snow, a crowd. It communicates to man through the emotions it reflects. It is a celebration of absence over presence, emotion over matter.