I Show You My Collection - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

“I Show You My Collection” presents a surreal and captivating scene where art, pop culture, and whimsy collide. At the heart of this composition are two distinct artworks: a prominent work by Gustav Klimt, known for his opulent and intricate patterns, and a work by the enigmatic street artist Banksy, renowned for his thought-provoking and often satirical creations. These contrasting artistic styles coexist harmoniously, challenging conventional boundaries. Hovering above this eclectic display is a floating Chuck Taylor All-Star shoe, a symbol of contemporary culture, suspended mid-air. The iconic Mickey Mouse adds a playful touch to the composition, further blurring the lines between high and popular art. Completing this imaginative tableau is the presence of an ostrich, inviting viewers to explore the unexpected and delightful connections within this diverse collection of elements.

About The Artist

Originally from a small town in the south of Italy Angelo Accardi moved to Napoli to study fine arts at the Art Academy of Naples. Shortly after, in the early 90s, he set up his personal studio close to his childhood home to embark on his pursuit of painting and sculpture. In the course of his artistic development, Accardi has been on a constant search for new sensations using mixed media to depict figures against differing social backgrounds.

Accardi’s debut on the art scene was strongly characterized by what in Italian art is referred to as “figura,” a representation of the human body, as well as by pictorial and symbolic art. His focus is on the study of humankind and the space we inhabit. Accardi draws from this focus in every one of his collections as he illustrates surreal visions of everyday life under realistic backdrops of urban landscapes.

The cycle of works called Human Collection depicted on an attenuated atmosphere, suggesting the softness of cotton wool – where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness – marks a fundamental passage in his artistic development. Ironic and surrealistic, Accardi’s unique perspective and Avant-Garde style has exhibited at galleries as well as several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

In the last three decades, Accardis’ artistic path led him to contemplate social representations through collections like MisplacedHuman Collection, and Blend. These collections reveal the contradictions in every day, working with commonplace objects and backdrops making the created scene more relatable. Using humor, symbolism, and tributes to famed artists before him Accardi represents culture, history, and even a prediction of the future.


I Show You My Collection

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media

140x200 cm | 55x78 in

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