The project by Lupo Borgonovo (Milan, 1985) and Stefano Arienti (Asola, 1961) grow up from a meeting between the two artists in Milan in 2018. The drawings took shape from the encounter of Borgonovo with a flowered colorful blanket in Arienti’s studio, and remind interests by Borgonovo on oriental prints and representations of butterflies in watercolors paintings. The drawings on paper and ceramics are addressing the correlation between symmetry, lightness, repetition, gesture and color, that could emerge after an encounter between two different spirits.
Lupo Borgonovo was born in Milan in 1985 where he lives and works. His work was featured in several solo exhibitions in galleries and museums including: Zeester, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Palermo (2019), Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano/Zuoz (2018, 2015). Collective exhibitions include: Villa Medici, Roma (2019, 2017, 2016), Raymond at the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, Palermo (2018), Biennal of Young Art Moscow (2017). In 2015 he participates at 'Ennesima' at La Triennale di Milano and at L'Hospices des Milles-Cuisses, CAN, Neuechâtel. In 2014 he shows at Habitat, Minerva, Sydney and Cocu ou Marron, CAN Neuechâtel.
Stefano Arienti was born in Asola, in the province of Mantua, in 1961 and lives in Milan since 1980. After graduating in agricultural studies, he has the first collective shows at the Brown Boveri, where he met Corrado Levi, his first mentor. Among his solo exhibitions in galleries and institutions in Italy and abroad: MAXXI of Rome, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Fondations Querini Stampalia and Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, Palazzo Ducale in Mantova, Galleria Civica of Modena and Museo di Villa Croce in Genoa. In Unites States: ArtPace San Antonio Texas and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston. The numerous collective shows he has participated in include Venice Biennale (Aperto 1990, 1993); Istanbul Biennale (1992); XII Rome Quadrennial, 1996 (winner of the first prize); Gwangju Biennale (2008).