What a Strange Meeting - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

“What a Strange Meeting” by Angelo Accardi is a fascinating mixed media painting that captures an extraordinary gathering within an art-adorned room. The centerpiece of this imaginative scenario is a vibrant red race car with Elon Musk at the helm, symbolizing the relentless pace of innovation and the thrill of exploration. Surrounding him are figures that span the spectrum of popular culture and cinematic gravitas: Richard Gere, Jason Momoa, and Mr. Bean, each adding their unique persona to the mix. Towering above this eclectic assembly is Accardi's signature blue ostrich, a surreal witness to the unfolding scene. This artwork is a masterful blend of reality and fantasy, highlighting Accardi's ability to create spaces where the contemporary meets the mythical and where every element invites the viewer to ponder the surreal encounters that define our times.

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.


What a Strange Meeting

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media Painting

140x200 cm | 55x78 in

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