Liquid Art or Not? - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

“Liquid Art or Not?” by Angelo Accardi is a thought-provoking mixed media artwork created on resin. Against a luminous yellow-green backdrop, the lower part of Van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night," appears to be melting, blurring the line between solid and fluid. Standing beside this transformed masterpiece is a hybrid figure, part-ostrich and part-man, dressed in contemporary and stylish attire. Above this enigmatic figure, the words "Liquid Art or Not?" are emblazoned, challenging viewers to contemplate the ever-evolving nature of art and its ability to transcend conventional boundaries. This artwork invites us to question the definition of art itself, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary forms of expression.

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.


Liquid Art or Not?

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media on Resin

80x120 cm | 31x47 in

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