The Big Green Bear - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

“The Big Green Bear” by Angelo Accardi offers a whimsical yet profound exploration of art and symbolism within a confined space. Dominating the scene is a giant green teddy bear, an emblem of innocence and comfort juxtaposed against diverse artistic mastery. Alongside the bear, artworks by Robert Indiana and Basquiat introduce a dialogue between love, contemporary societal commentary, and raw expressionism. A Renaissance painting adds a layer of historical depth, bridging centuries of artistic endeavor. This eclectic mix not only showcases Accardi's reverence for the broad spectrum of art history but also encourages viewers to consider the intersections of emotion, culture, and time. Through "The Big Green Bear," Accardi crafts a visually arresting narrative that questions the boundaries of art and its impact on the human psyche.

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.


The Big Green Bear

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media Painting

100x150 cm | 39x59 in

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