POST SUPREMATIST.
REMI ROUGH

Kronos Gallery is pleased to present Post Suprematist, a solo show by English artist Remi Rough.

  • LOCATION:

    Kronos Gallery, Via S. Marco 21, Trento

  • DATES:

    28.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

  • ARTISTS:

    Remi Rough

Post Suprematist, a project that inaugurates Kronos Gallery, was born with the aim of comparing the latest artistic production of Remi Rough with a great historical-artistic movement, the Suprematism, in order to begin to highlight some connections between new contemporary artists and great masters of the past.

Post Suprematist proposes 18 new artworks specially created for the event, together with a historical work and 4 limited editions exhibited within fine frames, giving life to a significant visual dialogue between the magnificent frame made up of eighteenth-century stucco and furniture antiques with contemporary works of art.

With this body of production, Remi Rough reaches full maturity and mastery of his own style, reaching compositional levels never explored previously in his career. Among the important works should be mentioned De-Compression , considered by many to be one of the masterpieces of Remi Rough’s entire career.

The work, poised between two wedges, achieves a perfect balance between folds and lines. Another fundamental work is Big Red , created on hand-made paper, which seems to explode and have a life of its own, thanks to the masterful use of shadows and shades.

Having started his career in London in the 1980s, Remi Rough has become one of the most interesting artists to emerge from Post-graffiti. Since then he has developed a geometric and abstract style considered unique, which has led him to exhibit both in many group and solo exhibitions – even in some museums – and to carry out some important public art projects.

During his youth as a writer, Remi Rough performed pieces and came into contact with some of the most important world names such as Juice126, Futura and JonOne. Rough was also connected to the Bristol scene and to artists such as a young Banksy with whom he also co-created a one-of-a-kind piece of a gorilla watching television, at a time when Banksy still painted by hand and not with stencils.

In recent years some commissioned public works have been fundamental, to name a few: the Megaro Hotel, currently the largest mural in London, performed with three other artists; the Quarry Bay underground station in Hong Kong born as an offsite project of Art Basel Hong Kong Art Fair in collaboration with the renowned architects studio Aedas, and a temporary work created on the staircase leading to the iconic arch of Wembley stadium in London.

Remi has also obtained a very important recognition in his career, having been invited in 2008 by the Tate Modern to speak at a debate on the evolution of Graffiti and Street Art in the United Kingdom.

These and other elements are also analyzed in depth in a publication created by Kronos Gallery for the occasion, consisting of a text by Giada Pellicari that traces the thirty-six years of Remi Rough’s career, together with a critical essay by Carlos Rodriguez (Mare139), a graffiti legend of the 1980s in New York and now curator of the “Museum of Graffiti”, Wynwood, Miami (Florida).

Post Suprematist. Remi Rough, Installation View, Kronos Gallery, Trento