Angus-Hughes Gallery presents Up the Duff London, an exhibition by Rosie Leventon and Leandro Lottici, curated by Miguel Mallol. The exhibition represents a dialogue between Rosie Leventon’s architectural sculptures and Leandro Lottici’s urban landscapes.
Rosie Leventon reflects in five sculptures, the experiences accumulated from her travels in the Middle East linked with the immediate reality of the London borough of Brent, where she lives and works. From pigeon cots to Buddhist temples, she refers to the sort of structures that we do not see in our everyday lives.
Leandro Lottici represents in three large paintings the contemporary human being, dispersed in his frenetic wanderings of the urban environment in a city like London. Geometrical visions of apparent abstraction bring the spectator to an impossible point of view, with a combination between primary colours in the middle of greys and blacks.
The sculptures and large paintings are created with the main material, called celotex, which can be found just about everywhere, used for insulation, but is difficult to notice because it is inside the structure of buildings. Raw pigment and other materials have been used as a coating and base for all the pieces.
They create an analogy between the industrial mass produced material and the hand crafted objects, to combine raw materials and industrialized ones changing roles and mixing them smoothly. Rosie Leventon and Leandro Lottici allow us to look through the lens of our everyday Junk Culture of concrete blocks, hamburgers and car parks to see the evidence of other cultures only dimly perceived and often misunderstood.
Rosie Leventon is a British artist based in London. She works internationally and has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Arte Laguna Prize at the Arsenale, Venice, Dostoyoyevsky Museum St Petersburg and the Serpentine Gallery in London. She has recently completed an Arts Council funded commission for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods, Normanton le Heath, in Leics (The Woodland Trust). Her work can also be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, in the Queens House, and Kings Wood, Challock, Kent UK.
Leandro Lottici is an Italian artist based in Rome. He has an exhibition in April 2015 with Fabio Mariani in Le Dame Art Gallery Ltd (www.ledame.co.uk) London, which represents the artist in UK. He participated recently in Fiume Tevere, Art 6 Gallery Hangzhou, China, ArtRooms2015 Art Fair, London and MACRO museum of contemporary art, La Pelanda, Rome. He has works currently in Vatican City, Rome and National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.