From October 2nd 2013 to January 31st 2014 the Visionnaire Wunderkammer will host an exhibit dedicated to the contemporary “Animalia”: a selection of the best art works by Michael and a brand new production by Enrico T. De Paris. If the intent is to amaze, the Chamber of Wonders hits the mark by welcoming a bizarre bestiary, where a singular appeal and unusual symbols prevail. The mythological chimeras by Enrico T. De Paris, defined by the same author as “tragicomic human summaries” and metaphor of a world far from the human dimension, converse with the refined zoomorphic figures by Michael, result of an exclusive union between photographic image and precious materials such as glasses and Swarovski crystals. Visionnaire masterly conducts the combination of languages in favour of an aesthetics of hybridization, interpreted as curiosity and impulse towards the infinite potentials of artistic expression, sharing its artisan vocation of a “savoir faire” which is manual skill and conceptual inspiration at the same time.
Born in Bologna, he completes his studies through Italy, Switzerland, United States and Paris. Being a fan of photography and of digital processing, he experiments the combination between the image and the different materials such as fossil wood, crystals, natural stone and steel.. In 2008 he includes a collection of complement panels in the production line of the family company, dedicated to complements like lamps, picture frames, mirrors and trays. He gets an unexpected success with this collection. His work evolves in this direction, creating unique objects by the use of new techniques and materials, up to precious and exclusive collections for the furniture field.
Enrico T. De Paris
From the beginning, in the early nineties, the work of Enrico T. De Paris, a multimedia artist, was created in the most diverse expressive languages, ranging from painting to installation, from video to digital images, for creating a personal interpretation of the world: everything is surrounded by a whirl of lights and sound, glass, plastic and steel in order to evoke the disorder built in function for the deepest message in search of a new dimension. Careful of the rights of the men and their dreams, for the future of all mankind, De Paris depicts a next world contaminated by bio-technologies and by the power of multinational chemical- pharmaceutical and agro-food and offers metaphors as descriptive conceptual model and premonitory. The installations, in many cases are site-specific, transform the space in which they are displayed in a place of reflection on the contemporary state: a glimpse into the future leads him to create installations without center, projected in our eyes and successively in our minds, to build uncertain and evolutionary dimensions.