Thursday October 20th – Monday October 24th, Mandranova, Palma di Montechiaro (AG)


The timeless art residency experience is extended to painters and sculptors in the period betweenSeptember and October 2022 thanks to 12 scholarships provided by Fondazione Brivio Sforza.

The artist Paolo Amico, selected by Galleria Rubin, is hosted for a week at Mandranova to produce sketches inspired by the places, spaces and territories that host him. The works will be completed later in atelier and will be displayed in a group exhibition in Milan in the courtyard of Palazzo Brivio Sforza, newly restored.

At the end of the residency, the artist offers two works, one to the owner as a thank you for their hospitality and the other to be auctioned off to create the scholarship fund for future residencies.

Paolo Amico was born in 1987 in San Cataldo.
He currently operates and works in Milan. One of the characterizing elements of his work is the use of colored ballpoint pens: a tool that does not allow for mistakes or second chances.
He often starts with the camera, which like a notebook accompanies him in his research. Once he arrives at the studio, he makes sketches on the basis of the photos taken and then proceeds on paper with only pens, very common colored pens, such as the ten-color pen often used by children. The process of making color drafting is very similar to that of crayons.
The ballpoint pen allows the intensity of the mark to be shaped as the passion exerted changes. Making works takes a minimum of ten days for medium sizes to several months for very large works.
The pen is an instrument that has told so much through writing, with Paolo Amico’s works it now tells through drawing.

Paolo Amico, Il sogno, 2015, Colored ballpoint pens on paper, 200x100cm

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