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Dazzled by the "Graffiti Art" proposed in Italy by Francesca Alinovi and fed by a real obsession for Keith Haring, which today reflects a more abstract, European style connected with the concept of "Horror vacui" nonsense humor and the tendency of the monochrome are the "leitmotiv" or mark of her work.
When she's accused of the De-jar-vù she justifies herself by inviting you to observe that in music there's nothing wrong in performing covers that don't make you long for the original. Its OK to sample something and then re-piece together to make a new innovation based on nostalgia.



DINOH CONTA
Was born in Trento in 1963, and is the same age as Andrea Radice, who became a good friend in 1977.
The artist is instinctively drawn to "Action Painting" and "Abstract expressionism" and to "Performance".
A shy and reserved type he gives us his "crust" which is why they have renamed him "Gruse" (slang trentino also meaning healing wound) an ironic metaphor of both his enjoyment of informal Art but also the agony that it generates.
Like Andrea Radice he is also in strong controversy with respect to the pitfalls of technocracy.



ANDREA RADICE
In 1994 ANDREA RADICE, from Trento, Trentino (Italy) class of 1963, was officially recognized as "artist" from "Tuttologo" Everardo Dalla Noce, an economic journalist, and a specialist in the review of progress in the financial market, commentator, sports manager, art critic, talent scout, artist, expert philatelist, etc...
ANDREA RADICE has never forgotten his art education, his degree thesis in sociology of literature in the pages of the local newspapers dedicated to culture, recommended by both Ada Neiger and Paolo Zolli.
He has never forgotten the concept of "sprezzatura" (an Italian word meaning a certain nonchalance) absorbed from the lecturing of Piero Floriani, a university professor and mayor of Pisa from 1994 to 1998 who dedicated his lectures to "The Courtier of Castiglione Baldassarre".
Also the lectures of Umberto Eco (author of numerous essays on semiotics and medieval aesthetics, linguistics and philosophy) who inspired me and made me reflect.
ANDREA RADICE has loved the avant-garde art from nineteen hundreds, "Abstract Expressionism", "The Informal", "Futurism", "Dadaism", "Pop Art", "Surrealism", "Action painting" and "Body Art".
He has admired "pop" music since childhood, and its thanks to the sharing of their ideas on music that ANDREA RADICE and DINOH CONTA first form a strong understanding, then later strong friendship, born from “Punk Rock” the Ramones, the Dead Boys, the Sex Pistols, and the Stooges.
He is a reserved character, absolutely not a show-off but still managed to build good relationship with Luigi Serravalli (journalist, writer, critic of Art and film) and also with Mario Cossali (art critic)
He has exhibited in Italy in "Correnti ed Arcipelaghi" "Semi per il nulla" "Batteriologie". Also in Austria at the Bertrand Kass Gallery together with trentino artist Luigi Penasa from the "Andromedia studio" of Trento.
He was hosed briefly by Kunstverein of Salzburg where they set up personnel.
Then his attitude towards art was changed after a long chat in Venice in 1995 with Germano Celant (Italian art historian and curator, who in 1967 invented the definition "Arte Povera" or poverty art.
which came about from the realization that art is affected by a deep and daunting provincialism.
(the way of life or mode of thought characteristic of the regions outside the capital city of a country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded.)
New York Summons.
ANDREA RIDICE got to know New York as a tourist, and while moving further and further away from conventional art circuits began to print his own t-shirts and practice "Street Art"



MARIA GRAZIA VERALLI
MARIA GRAZIA VERALLI is, in my opinion, a strange one, on one side she seems too sure of herself which doesn't go unnoticed and can be intimidating, but getting to know her you discover that she's actually a sensitive, romantic dreamer.
MARIA GRAZIE VERALLI is a modest artist who programmes her copy machine to print out lots of sampled images everywhere, representing the stereotypical sweet, creative girl you think of associated with art "decoupage".
MARIA GRAZIE VERALLI herself admits to practicing a technique that doesn't really require much artistic talent. She prefers to do something that creates a mood, an example of which figures and letters of the alphabet go together in an abstract and surreal way.
If she achieves half of the unthinkable, a rational interpretation by someone, anyone, she feels really pleased. This is why she loves to create "Rebus" that puzzle in which words are represented by a combination of pictures and letters to compose a word or a sentence. That was born in Trento in 1975.
ALE G.