The Dawn of a New Day
First exhibition in the Middle East of Alfonso Borghi
Acento Gallery is proud to host the
first exhibition in the Middle East of renowned Italian artist Alfonso
Borghi. The exhibition titled “The Dawn of a New Day” will showcase over 30
paintings and sculptures encompassing a selection of works created by the
artist over the last six years of his work. A selection of highlights of
Borghi’s works will include pieces such as “An Old Poem”, “The Factory of
Dreams”, “A New Sky is announced” and his own personal interpretation of “Burj
Kalifa”. His bronze sculptures include “Pyramids” and “Pinocchio”. Today,
Borghi’s art is a synthesis of sumptuous and expert use of materials
incorporating an extraordinary and superb use of color which plays with
revealing textures to go beyond the limits of two-dimensionality.
He has exhibited in the most prestigious and exclusive galleries throughout Italy capturing the attention of experts from all over the world from Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid to Lugano, Antwerp, Vienna and many more including North America where he has exhibited in New York and Los Angeles. Alfonso Borghi’s works can be found in museums including Palazzo di Justicia (Justice Palace)-Milan, Espace Cardin-Paris, Maison UNESCO-Paris. Some of his most important private and corporate collectors include Mr. Luciano Pavarotti, Pierre Cardin (international designer), Mr. Massimo Moratti (president of Inter Milan Football Club), Mr. Luigi Maramotti (Chairman of Max Mara) and Mercedes Benz.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Al Nahayyan, the exhibition is an introduction to 5 New York Based artists each with very unique and different styles. John Varriano's paintings capture the life scenes of people on the streets, restaurants with colourful enthusiasm, Judith Miller's paintings capture vibrantly from the reflections of lights on street pavements to the golden reflections of the fields; CJ Collins are a combination of personal responses to natura phenomena captured with linear sketches that are later superimposed creating a unique personal style; Douglas Newton's pop-art style paintings capture the essence of reflections on candy wrappings and Paul Russo, with works on permanent exhibition in 18 museums around the world, restrains his creativity to monochromatic latex paintings and has been able to restrict his palette only to explore a deeper level of abstraction and synthesis of emotions that few are capable of obtaining. Opening exhibition is on Sunday October 18th from 7pm. These artists are permanently represented by Acento Gallery.
Opening Saturday November 7th at 7pm until Tueday Nov. 17th
In support for the local art scene and its artists, Acento Gallery together with VASAD (Visual Art Squad of Abu Dhabi), and under the patronage of Mr. Abdulla Salim Al Amiri, Director of Culture & Arts Institute, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, is proud to host the exhibition of 4 locally based artists: Bruce Spencer Hill (New Zealand), Andrew Fields (U.K.), Said Ali Sowafy (Uganda) and Ali Hammad (Pakistan). The exhibition will continue until November 17th.