The only way to realise a dream is by waking up. Artists make people confront reality, that is why they have often been censored throughout history.

(Stefano Bosis)

Magic Beans is delighted to announce Stefano Bosis´ solo exhibition Lucid Dreams. This exhibition encompasses the heart wrenching power and imaginative flair of the young Italian artist.

Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstraction. Many terms could be used to describe Stefano Bosis and his artwork. His new paintings journey far beyond the worlds which he has created in previous exhibitions. In Lucid Dreams he drives himself beyond the tangible into the enchanted realm of the impossible. He weaves together maternal embrace with astronomy, reinterpreting the power and imagination of Giordano Bruno´s mysterious and esoteric cards. In his paintings the emotional and the concrete stand alongside his childhood dreams with the conscious gaze of an adult, flying carpets and stars, the sun and the infinite yet palpable horizons.

His use of color becomes even more immediate, the oil paint actively expands and creates a wave of colors across the canvas. It absorbs light and energy, with steep descents and vibrant illusions. His colors become dripping flesh and corporeal lava in whirlwinds of joy and reflections. Faces transform into oceans and hands to air, among eyes made of purple honey.

Possibilities become reality in Lucid Dreams. These are dreams that can be experienced, controlled and chosen. They can be savored, created and then destroyed. Lucid dreams are dreams that we can imagine without being overwhelmed and crushed by our unconscious. They are a free and distinct part of ourselves, our earth, blood and veins. In a carousel made up of dwarves, leopards, wolves, musicians, elves, mothers, migrants, jugglers, children and survivors, Stefano Bosis´ dreams become a pure and carnal reality. A sincere truth in the most dense and impenetrable colors that define human beings.

Text by Federica Maria Marrella