Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Matteo Pagani at Galleria Rubin, Milan

by Suzanne on February 11th, 2011

Mimesi by Matteo Pagani, oil on canvas, 2009 - click to enlarge

I've never heard of Matteo Pagani (I can't even find a bloody website for him and I'm NOT going to link to MySpace!) until I stumbled upon his somewhat Masaru Shichinohesque painting Mimesi (above) that's going to be on show at his Cantico delle creature solo show at Galleria Rubin - a Milanese gallery I've also never heard of that has a very interesting roster of artists.

And since they were super nice sending me image material and whatnot, I thought I should really introduce you to Matteo's work and encourage you to go see the show if you're in Northern Italy.

Opening reception: Feb 17, 2011, 7 PM

On show: Feb 18 - March 31, 2011

Address: Galleria Rubin, Via Bonvesin de la Riva, 5, 20129 Milano, Italy, tel: +39 02 36561080 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 14.30 - 19.30 and by appointment

Preview show

Weisses Rauschen

by Suzanne G. on December 2nd, 2004

Wer das Weisse Rauschen sieht,
wird sofort wahnsinning.
Ausser wenn er schon wahnsinnig ist,
dann wird er normal.

(from Das Weisse Rauschen - a movie by
Hans Weingartner)

© Masaru Shichinohe - new works now online!
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

"I am chairman of the department of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill.
I invented Hitler studies in North America in March of 1968.
It was a cold bright day with intermittent winds out of the east.
When I suggested to the chancellor that we might build a whole department around Hitler's life and work, he was quick to see the possibilities.
It was an immediate and electrifying success.

The chancellor went on to serve as adviser to Nixon, Ford and Carter before his death on a ski lift in Austria."

(Excerpt from White Noise by Don DeLillo)



Sadly, I lost the sources of this beautiful Belgian Red Cross vintage poster.
I'd be very grateful if someone could provide me with either a bigger version of the ad or the details of its production.