GIUSEPPE RIPA

Rarum and Selected Works

ROMBERG PHOTO

Romberg Photo Gallery, directed by Italo Bergantini, is pleased to present a solo show of the Italian artist Giuseppe Ripa.

His new work Rarum, composed by small size, hand printing black and white photos, is exhibited for the first time on the occasion of WopArt Fair. A selection of Ripa's previous works, Seaside and Moondance, will be on view as well, together with his seven artbooks printed by the well-known Charta publisher (Anima Mundi, Tibet, Memories of Stones, Lightly, Aquarium, Moondance, Liminal). All the photographs presented are limited edition of vintage gelatine silver prints.

Rarum is freely inspired by the lyrical abstraction and by artists like Kandiskij, Klee, Melotti and Licini, as a way to rediscover poetry and lightness.

The title Rarum recalls the use of Latin in botany and the word itself in this language stands for uncommon plant specimens, but it mostly means lightness, as of things poorly compact and dense that in Ripa’s pictures soar through the sky.

The author proposes Rarum to counterpoint and answer to the increasing drama of contemporary history we are experiencing, when events and things seem to fall down.

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In occasione di WopArt, la Galleria ROMBERG Photo diretta da Italo Bergantini è lieta di proporre una personale dell’artista Giuseppe Ripa.

Viene esposto per la prima volta al pubblico il suo nuovo lavoro fotografico 'Rarum', composto da stampe manuali di piccolo formato in un bianco...
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1962, Born in Ragusa, Italy. Lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Education
Liceo Classico, Rovereto, Trento. Degree in Economics, Bocconi University, Milan.

www.giusepperipa.it

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

January 2016, Seaside (solo show), Romberg Photo Gallery, Arte Fiera Bologna.

January 2014, Seaside (solo show), Romberg Photo Gallery, Arte Fiera Bologna.

June 2013, In un certo senso una mostra antologica, Museo di Arti Visive Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, curated by Italo Bergantini and Gianluca Marziani. First retrospective exhibit, included in the art events of the 56th edition of the Festival of 2Worlds.

May 2013, Seaside (solo show), Romberg Arte Contemporanea Gallery, MIA-Milan Image Art Fair.

September 2012, Twilight, Romberg Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Latina, curated by Italo Bergantini and Alessandro Trabucco. Liminal and Moondance displayed together for the first time in Italy.

May 2012, Liminal (solo show), Romberg Arte Contemporanea Gallery, MIA-Milan Image Art Fair.

October 2011, Liminal, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago during the 11th Annual Italian Language Week in the World and on the occasion of the art events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

May 2011, Liminal, the Embassy of Italy in Washington for the art events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute, curated by Renato Miracco. The work explores the archetypal character of images, leading us into a transitional, twilight zone between reality and...
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