Valerio Nicolai at Clima Gallery, Milan

Installation view: Valerio Nicolai, Processo a porcospino, Clima, Milan, 2017
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai‘s solo exhibition, Processo a porcospino, is currently showing at Clima Gallery in Milan.
The porcupine process is a graphic scheme used by Nicolai to develop his work.
It starts from a point, “the moment, the now,” and it spreads hedgehog-like through perpendicular and oblique lines.
The lines are the possibilities, every line is composed by points “instants” that are themselves the beginning of more “possibility” lines.
This scheme foresee an infinite porcupine where the itinerary is outlined by possibilities. This means that the artist can change his way all of a sudden, in a real or imaginary journey, but it especially means the condition of always having the opportunity to create a perpendicular passage.
In this way the method is not only vast, it can also be deep. The porcupine process allows Nicolai to go deep inside the objects and find another world, draw near distant situations, travel unbalanced, changing anytime. The “infinite porcupine” is the place where all of that is permitted.

Installation view: Valerio Nicolai, Processo a porcospino, Clima, Milan, 2017
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Installation view: Valerio Nicolai, Processo a porcospino, Clima, Milan, 2017
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Installation view: Valerio Nicolai, Processo a porcospino, Clima, Milan, 2017
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Ritratto di gradino (spiraglio sull’universo), 2017
Concrete, non-slip stripe, 125 x 20 x 25 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Diluvio di rossastro, 2017
Acrylic, oil, fiberglass, acrylic resin, ceramics, paper, fabric, plastic monkey on canvas, 165 x 200 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Coglione, 2017
Chromed ceramics, 23 x 30 x 15 cm

 

Valerio Nicolai: Risucchio 3, 2017
Resin, gesso, shellac, oil and glue on canvas covered wood, 52.5 x 50 x 71 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Sole visto da un riccio di mare, 2017
Acrylic, oil, paper, glue, cotton, resin on artist’s framed canvas, 58 x 30 x 3 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Subito dopo la fine del mondo in barca, 2017
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 18 x 27.5 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Ciotola per cani, 2016
Acrylic on ceramics, 30 x 66 x 28 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Valerio Nicolai, Fazzoletto, 2017
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 210 x 215 cm
Photo courtesy: Marco Davolio

 

Clima Gallery – via Alessandro Stradella 5, Milan
8 February – 17 March 2017